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What is an 'inverted list' database

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What is an 'inverted list' database.  Someone recently refered to one and I have never heard of them before.
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not sure ...

isn't it really just a type of index
with partivular reference to document cataloguing etc...

so that the words / phrases that you wish to index are stored

in a structure

like


id,  Phrase,  Document References  (together with frequency counts) ?


try
http://hartford.lti.cs.cmu.edu/classes/11-682/Lectures/02-IRIntro.pdf
 
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