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From "Bill Au" <>
Subject Re: QueryParser, PrefixQuery, and case sensitivity
Date Mon, 07 May 2007 03:23:17 GMT
     Thanks for the advice.  I will take a look at
PerFieldAnalyzerWrapper to see if I want to take this on.  For my
case, I have to use mexed case for a couple of fields since case
really does matter for them (ie apple is not the same as Apple), and I
actually don't want users to find the document if they enter the
"wrong" case (ie a search for Apple should not return docs containing


On 5/4/07, Erick Erickson <> wrote:
> Look at PerFieldAnalyzerWrapper. It allows you to use different
> analyzers on different fields during the query parsing phase.
> But I wouldn't go there if you don't have to. I suspect you'll spend a
> LOT of time tracking down errors in your use of a mixed case index.
> If for no other reason than your users will use the "wrong" case.
> Unless your index is huge (and I don't consider, say, 8G huge), I'd
> index everything in, say, lower case. And ditto for your query
> parsing.
> If you need to return data to the user in mixed case, then you can
> *store* (but perhaps not *index*) the display fields. So you search
> on one field and return data from another.
> Best
> Erick
> On 5/4/07, Bill Au <> wrote:
> >
> > I have an index with both fields that are case sensitive and
> > insensitive.  I
> > am trying to use a QueryParser to accept query from end users for
> > searching.  The default behavior of QueryParser is to lowercase the prefix
> > text to create the PrefixQuery.  So wildcard search on the case sensitive
> > fields does not work.  If I use QueryParser.setLowercaseWildcardTerm
> > (false),
> > then wildcard search on the case insensitive fields does not work.
> >
> > Here is an example with two fields, name (case sensitive) and desc (case
> > insensitive).  The docment is
> >
> > name (case sensitive): PowerBook
> > desc (case insensitive): professional  mac laptop
> >
> > I want to be able to find the document with the following query:
> >
> > +name:Power* +field:Pro*
> >
> > Bill
> >

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