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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-lucene CHANGES.txt
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2003 03:43:00 GMT
On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 05:23  PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
> wrote:
>> ehatcher    2003/11/27 18:03:14
>>   Modified:    src/java/org/apache/lucene/analysis
>>                .        CHANGES.txt
>>   Added:       src/test/org/apache/lucene/analysis 
>>   Log:
>>   Use position increments to account for removed stop words
> I finally remembered the problem with this.  Consider the phrase query 
> "Lord of the Rings".  What does QueryParser do with this if "of" and 
> "the" are stop words?  I think it turns it into "Lord Rings".  But 
> with this patch, that phrase query will no longer match text 
> containing the text "Lord of the Rings".  Or have I missed something?

*ugh* - you're right, of course.  I'll revert it.  Just to clarify for 
others, that means we'll be back to QueryParsing "Lord Rings" matching 
"Lord of the Rings" that was indexed.

> So either this patch should be pulled, or we need to add 
> position-increment-like support to PhraseQuery.  I plan to do the 
> latter in the next few months (for a contract I'm working on) so 
> perhaps we should just pull this patch until PhraseQuery is updated, 
> at which time we can consider updating QueryParser to take advantage 
> of this feature.

Sounds good to me.  I can't wait to see the new and improved 


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