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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2167) Implement StandardTokenizer with the UAX#29 Standard
Date Sun, 07 Nov 2010 16:56:07 GMT

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Robert Muir commented on LUCENE-2167:
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{quote}
But if, say, we had a Tokenizer that recognizes hostnames/URLs, one that recognizes email
addresses, one for proper names/places/date/time, other app dependent stuff like detecting
part numbers and what not, then ideally one could simply cascade/compose these tokenizers
at will to build up whatever "initial" tokenizer you need for you chain?

I think our current lack of composability of the initial tokenizer ("there can be only one")
makes cases like this hard...
{quote}

I agree that sounds like a "cool" idea to have, but at the same time, we should try to not
make analysis the "wonder-do-it-all" machine.
I mean some stuff belongs in the app, and i think that includes a lot of things you mentioned...
e.g. the app can do "NER" and pull
out proper names/places/dates and put them in separate fields.

I don't think the analysis chain is the easiest or best place to do this, i would prefer if
we tried to keep the complexity down and recognize
that some things (really a lot of this "recognizer" stuff) might be better implemented in
the app.




> Implement StandardTokenizer with the UAX#29 Standard
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2167
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2167
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: contrib/analyzers
>    Affects Versions: 3.1, 4.0
>            Reporter: Shyamal Prasad
>            Assignee: Steven Rowe
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.1, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2167-jflex-tld-macro-gen.patch, LUCENE-2167-jflex-tld-macro-gen.patch,
LUCENE-2167-jflex-tld-macro-gen.patch, LUCENE-2167-lucene-buildhelper-maven-plugin.patch,
LUCENE-2167.benchmark.patch, LUCENE-2167.benchmark.patch, LUCENE-2167.benchmark.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch,
LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch,
LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch,
LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch,
LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, LUCENE-2167.patch, standard.zip, StandardTokenizerImpl.jflex
>
>   Original Estimate: 0.5h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.5h
>
> It would be really nice for StandardTokenizer to adhere straight to the standard as much
as we can with jflex. Then its name would actually make sense.
> Such a transition would involve renaming the old StandardTokenizer to EuropeanTokenizer,
as its javadoc claims:
> bq. This should be a good tokenizer for most European-language documents
> The new StandardTokenizer could then say
> bq. This should be a good tokenizer for most languages.
> All the english/euro-centric stuff like the acronym/company/apostrophe stuff can stay
with that EuropeanTokenizer, and it could be used by the european analyzers.

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