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From "Yonik Seeley" <>
Subject Re: Force a query to match at least two clauses
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:47:15 GMT
See BooleanQuery.setMinimumNumberShouldMatch()
There isn't currently any QueryParser support, so you have to create
the query pragmatically.

-Yonik Solr, the open-source Lucene search server

On 10/6/06, Ryan Heinen <> wrote:
> Hello,
> If I want make sure that only documents that contain at least two of the
> N TermQueries A, B, C, and D (N=4) are considered matches, what is the
> best way to approach this? I know I can expand it out into several
> boolean clauses like so:
> (+A +B) (+A +C) (+A +D) (+B +C) (+B +D) (+C +D)
> But unfortunately that doesn't really scale well as N increases. Also a
> solution where the minimum number of clauses to match is variable would
> be ideal.
> Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this?
> Thanks,
> Ryan

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