Author image Marvin Humphrey
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KinoSearch::Index::IndexReader - Read from an inverted index.


    my $reader = KinoSearch::Index::IndexReader->open(
        index => '/path/to/index',
    my $seg_readers = $reader->seg_readers;
    for my $seg_reader (@$seg_readers) {
        my $seg_name = $seg_reader->get_segment->get_name;
        my $num_docs = $seg_reader->doc_max;
        print "Segment $seg_name ($num_docs documents):\n";
        my $doc_reader = $seg_reader->obtain("KinoSearch::Index::DocReader");
        for my $doc_id ( 1 .. $num_docs ) {
            my $doc = $doc_reader->fetch($doc_id);
            print "  $doc_id: $doc->{title}\n";


IndexReader is the interface through which Searchers access the content of an index.

IndexReader objects always represent a point-in-time view of an index as it existed at the moment the reader was created. If you want search results to reflect modifications to an index, you must create a new IndexReader after the update process completes.

IndexReaders are composites; most of the work is done by individual DataReader sub-components, which may be accessed via fetch() and obtain(). The most efficient and powerful access to index data happens at the segment level via SegReader's sub-components.


open( [labeled params] )

    my $reader = KinoSearch::Index::IndexReader->open(
        index    => '/path/to/index', # required
        snapshot => $snapshot,
        manager  => $index_manager,

IndexReader is an abstract base class; open() returns the IndexReader subclass PolyReader, which channels the output of 0 or more SegReaders.

  • index - Either a string filepath or a Folder.

  • snapshot - A Snapshot. If not supplied, the most recent snapshot file will be used.

  • manager - An IndexManager. Read-locking is off by default; supplying this argument turns it on.



Fetch a component, or return undef if the component can't be found.

  • api - The name of the DataReader subclass that the desired component must implement.


Fetch a component, or throw an error if the component can't be found.

  • api - The name of the DataReader subclass that the desired component must implement.



Return the maximum number of documents available to the reader, which is also the highest possible document id. Documents which have been marked as deleted but not yet purged from the index are included in this count.


Return the number documents available to the reader, subtracting any that are marked as deleted.


Return the number of documents which have been marked as deleted.


Return an array of all the SegReaders represented within the IndexReader.


Return an array with one entry for each segment, corresponding to segment doc_id start offset.


KinoSearch::Index::IndexReader isa KinoSearch::Index::DataReader isa KinoSearch::Obj.


Copyright 2005-2009 Marvin Humphrey

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.