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From Mark Bennett <mbenn...@ideaeng.com>
Subject Posting updated ConcatFilter code, using 4.0.0 compatible classes
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:56:43 GMT
This filter lets you "glue" tokens back together.  This has been discussed
and posted on the list before, but this updated version uses all the
preferred 4.x classes.

Normally you wouldn't want to stick tokens back together, but if you've
found this post, you probably have some atypical need for it (as I did)
As an example you could:
* Let tokenizer break up text on white spaces
* Then lowercase
* then remove stop words
* ***then concatenate all the words back together into one string***

You'll need:
* ConcatFilter.java  (for lucene, below)
* ConcatFilterFactory.java   (for solr, below)
* entry in your schema

schema.xml entry
----------
...
<fieldType ...>
    <analyzer>
        ...
        <filter class="solr.ConcatFilterFactory" />
        ...
    </analyzer>
</fieldType>
...

ConcatFilter.java
-----------------
package org.apache.lucene.analysis;
import java.io.IOException;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.CharTermAttribute;
public class ConcatFilter extends TokenFilter {
    protected CharTermAttribute charTermAttr;
    public ConcatFilter(TokenStream input) {
        super(input);
        charTermAttr = addAttribute( CharTermAttribute.class );
    }
    @Override
    public boolean incrementToken() throws IOException {
        StringBuilder buffer = new StringBuilder();
        while( input.incrementToken() ) {
            buffer.append( charTermAttr );
        }
        // We need to clear it either way
        charTermAttr.setEmpty();
        if ( buffer.length() > 0 ) {
            charTermAttr.append( buffer );
            return true;
        }
        else {
            return false;
        }
    }
}

ConcatFilterFactory.java
------------------------
package org.apache.solr.analysis;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.util.TokenFilterFactory;
public class ConcatFilterFactory extends TokenFilterFactory {
    @Override
    public TokenStream create(TokenStream stream) {
        return new ConcatFilter(stream);
    }
}


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