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From Steven Rowe <sar...@syr.edu>
Subject Re: Concept Search
Date Wed, 16 May 2007 13:15:55 GMT
Hi Charles,

The need presented by your use case sounds very similar to that served
by the SynonymAnalyzer given in Erik Hatcher's and Otis Gospodnetic's
excellent book "Lucene in Action" - take a look:

    http://lucenebook.com/

Steve

Charles Patridge wrote:
>   I have looked around on Lucene web site as well as some documentation 
> but have not found anything to do with Concept Search.
>    
>     My definition of Concept Search is as follows:
>   
>   1.  I would have a file (list) of various phrases / N-grams which I 
> would like to Lucene to use as a search basis without having to type in 
> all these phrases manually, and have Lucene return the results as it 
> would normally if a single search query was entered.
>    
>     2.  An example would be - find !Wild_Animals! - where the "!" would 
> indicate that this is a search that would use a file (ie 
> Wild_Animals.txt) and read in the various phrases within this file and perform the 
> search in the corpus for these phrases.
>    
>     3.  The contents of Wild_Animals.txt could look like this:
>   BUFFALO
>   BEAR
>   MOOSE
>   COYOTE
>   WOLF
>   MOUNTAIN GOAT
>   MOUNTAIN SHEEP
>   DALL SHEEP
>   DEER
>   KODIAK BEAR
>   BROWN BEAR
>   BLACK BEAR
>   etc etc etc
>    
>     4.  Is my idea of a Concept Search feasible / doable???  If so, can 
> you point me to any documentation that exists whereby this could be done 
> within Lucene
>    
>     Please send any info you have on this to me - 
> Charles_S_Patridge@prodigy.net
>   
>   Thank you in advance for your time and efforts.
> 
> 
> 
> Charles S Patridge - PDPC, Ltd.
> 172 Monce Road - Burlington, CT 06013 USA
> Email: Charles_S_Patridge@prodigy.net
> Web: http://www.sconsig.com
> Web: http://pages.prodigy.net/charles_s_patridge
> Web: http://www.munic.state.ct.us/burlington


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