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Re: About full-text search and XPath

If you don't care where in the text you're searching (whether it's in the title or the excerpt), and you're never going to be searching for the strings 'title' or 'excerpt', then you could just use grep.  XML databases and search engines aren't necessary, nor would they be as fast, most likely, unless they indexed the documents in some way (Patricia tree or inverted file) based on the text content.  You'd be more likely to find this in a text indexing system not specialized to XML.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gao Jun
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 6:47 PM
Subject: About full-text search and XPath

Hi, gentlemen,
     I've a question about XPath. I already know XPath doesn't
support full-text search well, but what I need is a simple full-
text search: I've a library of XML documents, each document
is very simple, with only two elements <title> and <excerpt>.
Now I need to do full-text search in this two elements' content.
Could XPath finish this task well? If not, could you recommend
some XML search engine and XML DB software which can do
that to me? Please notice: the software should be able to
work with very large number of XM documents - up to 200,000.
Gao Jun