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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: How NOT to ignore words normally considered extraneous?
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2011 02:55:45 GMT

: It seems that Lucene is (by default at least) ignoring and therefore not
: indexing words which may usually be considered extraneous such as "not",
: "who", "the" etc.  For our usage we really need all words to be indexed and
: to be searchable.  Is it possible to configure the indexing process somehow
: so that this can be achieved?

You'll need to be specific about how you are using Lucene.  Most likely 
you are using something that is using the "StopFilter" along with a set of 
common english words (possible from the default set in the StopFilter 

if you change the Analyzer you use to something that doesn't use 
StopFilter, or change the word set used by StopFilter, you can change this 

how you do that depends on how you are using Lucene.

if you are using hte Lucene java library, please send followup questions 
to the java-user@lucene mailing list.  if you are using solr, please us 
hte solr-user@lucene mailing list, etc...


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