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From "Jeff Plater" <>
Subject Edit distance and wildcard searching with PhraseQuery
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:48:45 GMT


I am trying to figure out a way that I can query a Lucene index for a
phrase but have some fuzziness (edit distance and/or wildcard) applied
to the individual terms.  An example should help explain what I am
trying to do:


Index contains:

Philadelphia PA


Search is done on:

Philadelphid PA


I want it to result in a hit - basically something like
"Philadelphid~0.75 PA" (that syntax is not valid but explains what I am
looking for).  Similarly, I would like to be able to do something like
"Phil* PA" and get a hit as well.


Does anyone know how I can accomplish this?  Right now I am having to
hit a look up table to translate the city before searching against the
main index - not a fan of this option.




-Jeff Plater


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