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From "Eran Sevi" <>
Subject Re: SpanQuery and FilteredQuery
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:05:43 GMT
Hi Chris,
I asked exactly the same question a little while ago and got a pretty good
answer from Paul Elschot.
Try searching the archives for 'Filtering a SpanQuery'. It was around the

Hope it helps,

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Christopher M Collins

> Hello,
> Can anyone tell me if it's possible to apply a filter to a SpanQuery and
> still use query.getSpans(indexReader)?  I'm using getSpans to get back the
> original positions in the text but I would like to filter the results
> returned by getSpans.  I have a Filter I can apply if I just search with
> the query, but I don't see a way to apply the filter and still use the
> getSpans method.  I thought maybe FilteredQuery looked promising, but of
> course if I wrap my SpanQuery and Filter in a FilteredQuery, getSpans is no
> longer available.
> Any suggestions? Thanks!
> Chris
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> Christopher Collins \
> Department of Computer Science \ University of Toronto
> Collaborative User Experience Group \ IBM Research

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