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From "Khawaja Shams" <>
Subject Re: Indexing Names in Lucene -- Thomas = Tom, etc
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:02:43 GMT
Hi,   Yes that is pretty obvious that I would have to index Tom, but I think
you missed the point. I don't have a list of names with their nick names,
and this is pretty common: Mike being Michael, Richard being Rich or Dick,
William could be Bill or Will, etc. I thought I would check if there was a
canonical way of doing this before building my own list from common sir
names.  Thanks for your time.

Khawaja Shams

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:42 AM, Ganesh <> wrote:

> If you want to query for Tom, then you need to index the value Tom. Create
> one more field as Alias or add alias name as part of name field.
> Regards
> Ganesh
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Khawaja Shams" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:46 AM
> Subject: Indexing Names in Lucene -- Thomas = Tom, etc
>  Hello,  I am indexing documents with a field that contains the first and
>> last name of people. It is working wonderfully with a slight issue: if
>> Thomas is indexed for a document, I would like searches for Tom to match
>> that document. I am sure this is a common problem that many of you must
>> have
>> addressed, but I was unable to find anything in the archives or on Google.
>> Thanks in advance for the guidance.
>> Regards,
>> Khawaja Shams
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