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From Alan Chandler <>
Subject Re: Confused again ... Getting at results
Date Sat, 10 Dec 2005 06:38:23 GMT
On Saturday 10 Dec 2005 00:17, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> > When I wrote the Analyzer for my documents, I produced the
> > tokenstream  to
> > generate Token objects with the start end end positions of each
> > term in them
> >
> > Now, from my Hits object I can find each document I need to output,
> > but how do
> > I get back to the Tokens I originally produced.
> Are you using Lucene 1.4.3?  Or the latest Subversion version?

> The Lucene index does not keep all of the information in the Token's
> emitted by the analyzer (unless specified to do so, but 1.4.3 didn't
> support the fancier features).
> So, the fail-safe way is to re-tokenize the original text (perhaps
> stored in the Lucene index) and hand that TokenStream to the
> Highlighter.

I found a highlighter in the sandbox - I think that is doing something like 
this, so am going to experiment with that.

Initial attempt failed to compile because I think it was assuming a later 
version of the lucene code, but it looks like I just cut out the offending 
class and its ok.

Alan Chandler
Open Source. It's the difference between trust and antitrust.

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