This is an experiment in full-text indexing. I hope to use it to learn more about what makes a good search engine tick. If at all possible, one day I'd like this to be a usable piece of software.
Right now it builds a very simple term index and allows you to search it using boolean OR queries.
Build the application like so:
$ cmake . && make
Run it like this:
$ ./bin/mitsukeru ./data/data.json
Enter text to search for!
This is what I want to do with this, roughly in order:
1) Refactoring (started) 2) Persistent indexes (Kyoto Cabinet?) 3) More flexible indexes (think MongoDB for searching and not written in Java) 4) Network server mode (REST, probably)
I'm reading http://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/html/htmledition/irbook.html right now and it's really, really good. I'd like to thank the authors of it for such a great reference and would highly suggest it to anyone wanting to learn about search engines and IR in general!
Also I'm using https://github.com/kazuho/picojson for the JSON parsing part of this, so props to Cybozu for that.
All original work is licensed under the standard 3-clause BSD license, a copy of which is available with this code.
picojson uses the 2-clause BSD license.
Probably easiest to hit me up on one of: