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Re: Writing a database lookup tool
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That sounds a lot like what I need. It's in Java though, which I am completely ignorant about. The perl port ( http://search.cpan.org/~tmtm/Plucene-1.25/lib/Plucene.pm ) "is not, in and of itself, a functional search engine - you are expected to subclass and tie all the pieces together to suit your own needs". Does the same apply to the java version? I.e. it's not a full-on graphical lookup application, more like a toolkit for making your own, right?
If so, what does it offer that all the other database modules on CPAN don't provide?