Re: [greenstone-users] SubCollection

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 17 Jun 2005 11:05:54 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] SubCollection
In-Reply-To (A31D9C2D911C324A82164EE7931C1C1E99C5EE-icfrbous009-icare01-com)
Hi Charlotte,

Subcollections are good when you have clear divisions in the collection
documents, and you want to search some or all of the divisions. As you
point out, they're also good to reduce the collection building time,
because you only need to rebuild the subcollection you're working on.

You're right that browsing does not work with subcollections. Typically
if you have very large collections browsing isn't very practical because
there are so many entries. You're usually better to use fielded
searching to find the items you are looking for.



HODEBERT Charlotte wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a big collection of invoices (approximately 180 000 documents
> to date, 15 000 per month).
> This collection takes very a long time to be built, I will want to
> thus divide it into 12 sub-collections.
> But i read that you can search but not browse. So what is the interest
> to do sub-collection?
> Thanks.
> Charlotte
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