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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: How to constrict search results with NOT
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 15:22:01 GMT
Hi Stefan,

Try this:
http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-lucene/LuceneFAQ#head-0cda565d913389773ca9c3246bde894c3e99084e

Otis

--- "Schuh, Stefan" <Stefan.Schuh@coi.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have the following problem: I get a list of documents, from another
> application, which to use as the base for a new search. The problem
> is,
> that it should be possible to constrict this list with the NOT
> operator,
> but as I understand, it is not possible to search only with NOT.
> 
> In short words: I have a list of docs (I'm using a BitSet as
> QueryFilter) and I want to allow users, to use the normal queries
> from
> lucene, like: "NOT (Bill Clinton)". I think the problem is, that:
> "The
> NOT operator cannot be used with just one term" (from query syntax),
> and
> I do not have the query, which has build the "set of documents" in
> which
> to search.
> 
> Has anyone an idea how to solve this problem?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Stefan
> 

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