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      • Pushkal
        Hey Please let me know if this idea may be the idea that can be implment in GSoC 2018
      • olly
        Pushkal: i'm not really clear what the idea is exactly - you seem to be talking about a code search tool, but then say it can search documents too
      • generally writing a new application from scratch isn't something we encourage though
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      • Pushkal
        My idea is to make an application that will search the given query inside the content of number of documents and then display the result which includes the most relevant documents.
      • Main idea is that it can go inside the number of files(with any extension ) to search the given query.
      • olly
        there are existing applications which can do that
      • Pushkal
        Please let me know if you understand the idea
      • olly
        i think so
      • we're less keen on writing new applications from scratch though, especially when they seem to duplicate functionality of existing applications
      • Pushkal
        is this idea already implemented by Xapian
      • olly
        not by us as a project, but by other people using Xapian as the search backend
      • if "Xapian" implements it, then that's more code we need to maintain
      • and code that would in this case seem to duplicate what established applications can already do
      • and that doesn't seem a compelling proposal to me
      • Pushkal
        May you provide me the reference of one such application
      • olly
        i mentioned two earlier - recoll and pinot
      • Pushkal
        I think they dont facilitate to go inside the files for searching
      • olly
        they do
      • Pushkal
        olly:Thanks for your assistance regarding the idea So Great of You
      • olly
        the first paragraph of http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ even says "Recoll finds keywords inside documents as well as file names."
      • and there's a list of the file formats supported here: http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/features.h...
      • Pushkal
        Oh Sorry it seems that I actually missed the line
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