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This is Nutrimatic (
To build the source, run "./". You will need the following installed:
* Python
* g++
* libxml2 (ubuntu: apt-get install libxml2-dev; osx: pip install lxml)
* libtre (ubuntu: apt-get install libtre-dev; osx: brew install tre)
To do anything useful, you will need to build an index from Wikipedia.
1. Download the latest Wikipedia database dump (this is a ~13GB file!):
2. Extract the text from the articles using Wikipedia Extractor
(this generates ~12GB of text, and can take several hours!):
# See
python enwiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2
This will write many files named text/??/wiki_??.
3. Index the text (this generates ~50GB of data, and can also take hours!):
find text -type f | xargs cat | bin/make-index wikipedia
This will write many files named wikipedia.?????.index.
(You can break this up; run make-index several times with different
sets of input files, replacing "wikipedia" with unique names each time.)
4. Merge the indexes; I normally do this in two stages:
for x in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
do bin/merge-indexes 2 wikipedia.????$x.index wiki-merged.$x.index
bin/merge-indexes 5 wiki-merged.*.index wiki-merged.index
There's nothing magical about this appproach with 10 batches, you can use
any way you like to merge the files. The 2 and 5 numbers are minimum phrase
frequency cutoffs (how many times a string must occur to be included).
5. Enjoy your new index:
bin/find-expr wiki-merged.index '<aciimnrttu>'
If you want to set up the web interface, write a short shell wrapper that runs with arguments pointing it at your binaries and data files, e.g.:
export NUTRIMATIC_FIND_EXPR=/path/to/nutrimatic/bin/find-expr
export NUTRIMATIC_INDEX=/path/to/nutrimatic/data/wiki-merged.index
exec /path/to/nutrimatic/
Then arrange for your web server to invoke that shell wrapper as a CGI script.
Have fun,