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From David Spencer <>
Subject Re: incomplete word match
Date Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:40:47 GMT
SubstringQuery, my humble contribution.

Tomcat Programmer wrote:

>I have a situation where I need to be able to find
>incomplete word matches, for example a search for the
>string 'ape' would return matches for 'grapes'
>'naples' 'staples' etc.  I have been searching the
>archives of this user list and can't seem to find any
>example of someone doing this. 
>At one point I recall finding someone's site (on
>Google) who indicated that their search engine was
>Lucene, and they offered the capability of doing this
>type of matching. However I can't seem to find that
>site again to save my life!  
>Has anyone been successful in implementing this type
>of matching with Lucene? If so, would you be able to
>share some insight as to how you did it? 
>Thanks in advance! 
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