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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: prefix query help ?
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 02:05:46 GMT

On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:07 PM, robert engels wrote:

> we use this for name searching, so that you might have
> "engels r*"
> the problem being that the phrase "engels r" is quite unique, but  
> the term r* is not unique at all.
> Anything improve the handling of this in the current lucene?

You could tokenize differently and index pairs together.  Think  
searching for "engles_r*".

If that's not an option, make sure that those two are being joined via  
AND -- I think that will trigger the skipTo optimization when the  
posting lists for r* are scanned.


Marvin Humphrey
Rectangular Research

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