Madison Kelly wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am asking in this list because, at the end of the day, this is a
> performance question.
> I am looking at writing a search engine of sorts for my database. I
> have only ever written very simple search engines before which amounted
> to not much more that the query string being used with ILIKE on a pile
> of columns. This was pretty rudimentary and didn't offer anything like
> relevance sorting and such (I'd sort by result name, age or whatnot).
> So I am hoping some of you guys and gals might be able to point me
> towards some resources or offer some tips or gotcha's before I get
> started on this. I'd really like to come up with a more intelligent
> search engine that doesn't take two minutes to return results. :) I
> know, in the end good indexes and underlying hardware will be important,
> but a sane as possible query structure helps to start with.
As someone mentioned, tsearch2 is a good option.
<plug> I wrote a small article about how to get it set up relatively
easily: http://www.designmagick.com/article/27/ </plug>
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