package SWISH::Prog::Xapian;
use warnings;
use strict;

our $VERSION = '0.09';

=head1 NAME

SWISH::Prog::Xapian - Swish3 Xapian backend


 # create an indexing program
 use SWISH::Prog;
 my $indexer = SWISH::Prog->new(
    invindex   => 'path/to/index.swish',
    aggregator => 'fs',
    indexer    => 'xapian',
    config     => 'path/to/swish.conf',
 # then search the index
 my $searcher = SWISH::Prog::Xapian::Searcher->new(
    invindex => 'path/to/index.swish',
    config   => 'path/to/swish.conf',
 my $results = $searcher->search('my query')
 while ( my $result = $results->next ) {
    printf("%s : %s\n", $result->score, $result->uri);


B<STOP>: Read the L<SWISH::Prog> documentation before you use this

SWISH::Prog::Xapian is a Xapian-based implementation of Swish3,
using the SWISH::3 bindings for libswish3.

See the Swish3 development site at

=head1 Why Not Use Search::Xapian Directly?

You can use Search::Xapian directly. Using Search::Xapian via SWISH::Prog::Xapian
offers a few advantages:


=item Aggregators and Filters

You get to use all of SWISH::Prog's Aggregators and SWISH::Filter support.
So you can easily index all kinds of file formats 
(email, .txt, .html, .xml, .pdf, .doc, .xls, etc) 
without writing your own parser.

=item SWISH::3

SWISH::3 offers fast and robust XML and HTML parsers 
with an extensible configuration system, build on top of libxml2.

=item Simple now, complex later

You can index your content with SWISH::Prog::Xapian,
then build a more complex searching application directly
with Search::Xapian.

=item Compatibility with swish_xapian

The C<swish_xapian> tool that comes as part of libswish3 should
generate compatible indexes. So you can create indexes with
SWISH::Prog::Xapian::Indexer and search them with C<swish_xapian>
and vice versa.


=head1 AUTHOR

Peter Karman, C<< <karman at cpan dot org> >>

=head1 BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to
C<bug-swish-prog-xapian at>, or through the web interface at
I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on
your bug as I make changes.

=head1 SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc SWISH::Prog::Xapian

You can also look for information at:

=over 4

=item * Mailing list


=item * AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation


=item * CPAN Ratings


=item * RT: CPAN's request tracker


=item * Search CPAN




Copyright 2009 Peter Karman, all rights reserved.

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

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<SWISH::Prog>, L<Search::Xapian>