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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Search on Keyword rather than Text?
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:56:14 GMT

On Feb 7, 2006, at 5:47 AM, Simon Porritt wrote:
> Field.Text("index", "New York")
> ...which of course means that the string is tokenized before being  
> indexed.  Running this search:
> new yo
> which translates to
> index:new index:yo
> returns New York amongst the results, as well as any cities  
> starting with 'yo' - not what we want.  For that search we want no  
> results at all.  In fact we want that search to translate to
> index:"new yo"
> where the whole of "new yo" is considered the search term.  Of  
> course in that example the presence of the quotes means that Lucene  
> treats the term as if it must exist in its entirety, which we also  
> don't want!
> It looked like the solution was to use Field.Keyword:
> Field.Keyword("index", "New York")
> but now we get no results on any search at all!

For one thing, you have to be careful with case-sensitivity here.    
If you indexed "New York" and did a TermQuery for "new york" you  
wouldn't find it.  You'll likely want to lower-case the text that  
gets indexed at least, and also do that on the querying side.

> We use a SimpleAnalyser for creating the index and running the  
> searches.  If anyone has an idea that could steer us in the right  
> direction we would be most appreciative.

Have a look at the PerFieldAnalyzerWrapper and the use of a  
KeywordAnalyzer (found in the latest codebase, and in Lucene in  
Action's free code download).


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