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From "Christian Moen (Created) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LUCENE-3909) Move Kuromoji to analysis.ja and introduce Japanese* naming
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:42:25 GMT
Move Kuromoji to analysis.ja and introduce Japanese* naming
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                 Key: LUCENE-3909
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3909
             Project: Lucene - Java
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: modules/analysis
    Affects Versions: 3.6, 4.0
            Reporter: Christian Moen


Lucene/Solr 3.6 and 4.0 will get out-of-the-box Japanese language support through {{KuromojiAnalyzer}},
{{KuromojiTokenizer}} and various other filters.  These filters currently live in {{org.apache.lucene.analysis.kuromoji}}.

I'm proposing that we move Kuromoji to a new Japanese package {{org.apache.lucene.analysis.ja}}
in line with how other languages are organized.  As part of this, I also think we should rename
{{KuromojiAnalyzer}} to {{JapaneseAnalyzer}}, etc. to further align naming to our conventions
by making it very clear that these analyzers are for Japanese.  (As much as I like the name
"Kuromoji", I think "Japanese" is more fitting.)

A potential issue I see with this that I'd like to raise and get feedback on, is that end-users
in Japan and elsewhere who use lucene-gosen could have issues after an upgrade since lucene-gosen
is in fact releasing its analyzers under the {{org.apache.lucene.analysis.ja}} namespace (and
we'd have a name clash).

I believe users should have the freedom to choose whichever Japanese analyzer, filter, etc.
they'd like to use, and I don't want to propose a name change that just creates unnecessary
problems for users, but I think the naming proposed above is most fitting for a Lucene/Solr
release.


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