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From "Eric Jain" <>
Subject Re: Can use Lucene be used for this
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:27:55 GMT
> I need to retrieve the value with simple queries on the data like:

> col1 like %ab&,

What does the ampersand mean?

> col2 like %aa%

Lucene doesn't handle queries where the start of the term is not known
very efficiently.

> and col3 sounds like aaaa;

No experience with this, but you could probably use the Soundex encoder
from for transforming words
before indexing them (and before searching for them).

Eric Jain

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