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FM-index is the fastest full text search algorithm using a compressed index file. This is FM-index for JSX/JS/AMD/Common.js.


FM-index is the alternate search algorithm of an inverse index algorithm. FM-index has the following advantages:

  1. It doesn't need to split word (like N-gram). It is good for CJK languages.
  2. It can recreate original document from the index file
  3. Index file is compressed.
  4. Easy to control the performance and the index file size.

Code Example

Use from JSX

import "fm-index.jsx";
class _Main {
    static function main(argv : string[]) : void
        var fm = new FMIndex();
        console.log('world')); // -> [5] 

Use from node.js

var FMIndex = require('fm-index.common.js').FMIndex;

Use from require.js

// use fm-index.amd.js 
define(['fm-index.amd.jsx'], function (fmindex) {
    var fmindex = fmindex.FMIndex();
    // Write simple usage here! 

Use via standard JSX function

<script src="fm-index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function () {
    var FMIndex = JSX.require("lib/fm-index.js").FMIndex;

Use via global variables

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function () {
    var fmindex = new FMIndex();


$ npm install fm-index.jsx

You should add the following modules to package.json if you want to use from JSX:

  • burrows-wheeler-transform.jsx (0.3.x)
  • wavelet-matrix.jsx (0.3.x)
  • binary-io.jsx (0.3.x)
  • bit-vector.jsx (0.4.x)
  • binary-support.jsx (0.2.x)

If you want to use this library from other JSX project, install like the following:

$ npm install fm-index.jsx --save-dev

or add like these lines to your parent project's package.json:

   devDependencies: {
       "fm-index.jsx": "~0.3.0"
   peerDepenencies: {
       "fm-index.jsx": "~0.3.0"

And add node_modules/fm-index.jsx/src as a search path. You should add to peerDepenencies if your product is library.

API Reference

class FMIndex()


FMIndex.push(str : string) : void

Append string.


Return total length of pushed string. It is available before build(). : int, maxChar : int = 65535) : void

Build search index. ddic is a cache density. (1 / ddic) * 100 % is a actual cache rate. If ddic == 1, densty = 100%, it provides maximum speed but it use match memory and storage. Initial recommendation value is 50.

maxChar is a maximum character code. If you reduce this, you can save memory.


Return contetn size. It is available after build(). : string) : int[]

Return position list that includes keyword.

FMIndex.getSubstring(pos : int, len : int) : string

Return original document content.

FMIndex.dump(output : BinaryOutput) : void

Export bit-vector.

FMIndex.load(input : BinaryInput) : void

Import bit-vector.



Don't be afraid JSX! If you have an experience of JavaScript, you can learn JSX quickly.

  • Static type system and unified class syntax.
  • All variables and methods belong to class.
  • JSX includes optimizer. You don't have to write tricky unreadalbe code for speed.
  • You can use almost all JavaScript API as you know. Some functions become static class functions. See reference.


To create development environment, call following command:

$ npm install


Run Test

$ grunt test


$ grunt build

Generate API reference

$ grunt doc




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