As a matter of fac(e)t: (mimicking) faceted searching in eXist

In hindsight, since I set out developing search interfaces for XML text collections with the marvelous eXist XML database, I’ve been drawn to the concept of faceted search, even long before I knew it was called that way. The recent integration of Lucene indexing and searching capabilities into eXist (since version 1.4) holds promises for efficient facet-oriented search features such as integrating Lucene fields in search queries.

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