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CLucene is a C++ port of Lucene.
It is a high-performance, full-featured text search 
engine written in C++. CLucene is faster than lucene
as it is written in C++.

CLucene has contributions from many, see AUTHORS

CLucene is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 
the Apache License, Version 2.0
See the LGPL.license and APACHE.license for the respective license information.
Read COPYING for more about the license.

Read the INSTALL file

Mailing List
Questions and discussion should be directed to the CLucene mailing list
Find subscription instructions at
Suggestions and bug reports can be made on our bug tracking database

The latest version
Details of the latest version can be found on the CLucene sourceforge project
web site:

You can build your own documentation by running 'make DoxygenDoc' from your 
'out-of-source' cmake-configured build directory.
CLucene is a very close port of Java Lucene, so you can also try looking at the
Java Docs on
There is an online version (which won't be as up to date as if you build your
own) at

The Apache Lucene project is the basis for this software, so the biggest
acknoledgment goes to that project.

We wish to acknowledge the following copyrighted works that
make up portions of the CLucene software:

This software contains code derived from the RSA Data Security
Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm.

CLucene relies heavily on the use of cmake to provide a stable build environment.

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