"FYI - current versions include FTS (Full text search) capabilities."
in reply to Re^3: Writing a database lookup tool
in thread Writing a database lookup tool
Thank you for that info. Full text search looks like it was designed for precisely the type of queries I'd be using. Based on the descriptions I found, it would add a lot of functionality and a lot of speed. Now, the main question is: do I get FTS with the perl database modules? The DBI::DB and DBD::SQLite cpan pages don't mention FTS, but it seems to be a pretty old feature so it should have trickled down, right?
Edit: I digged around a bit more and found out that FTS is supported by DBD::SQLite: http://blogs.perl.org/users/adam_kennedy/2012/05/next-dbdsqlite-to-be-released-in-early-june.html
"However, I got the impression you wanted a stand-alone (not web-server based) solution."
Yes. The database and the lookup tool would be on the "client" machine, and ideally the whole thing should be reasonably compact and self-contained. One not too large (hopefully <50MB without the data) download, one not too complex installation.