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From "Alex Kiselevski" <>
Subject RE: Regex for legal user search input
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 06:07:43 GMT


Just to make it clear for me. The last Lucene version supports interior
So, how looks the query that deals with "BOOK NAME" as keyword fields
And I want to find C++ tutorial ?

Thanks in advanvce
Alex Kiselevski

Development Expert, Amdocs Advanced Technologies

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-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Hatcher []
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: Regex for legal user search input

What version of Lucene are you using?   There was a change that 
helped with that situation such that interior +/- was not considered 
an operator.   That changed is in the 1.4 versions - might you be 
running a  previous version of Lucene?


On Jul 27, 2005, at 6:42 PM, Derek Westfall wrote:

> Is there a way to allow users to use + and - and special operators in
> free-text searches, but also allow them to search for a last name like

> Smith-Jones? (which I'd have to escape?)
> Is there a regular expression to determine/fix this kind of user input

> so it is queryparser-legal?
> Ie they can't just type * or + in the search box.
> How are y'all handling this kind of thing?
> Derek
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