I downloaded Nominatim http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation. The database size is more than 400 GB. The speed of geocoding is very slow. I want to increase it.
For example, I need to geocode only to the level of the village or town. Can I remove some not usefull data from planet.osm.pbf or from geodatabase "Nominatim"? I do not need streets, suburbs, buildings, etc. The structure of geodatabase "Nominatim" is quite difficult, so I think that the best way is to change osm.pbf file.
How can I remove data from geodatabase "Nominatim" or from osm.pbf file? Is this the right way?