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From Shashi Kant <sk...@sloan.mit.edu>
Subject Re: Lucene Newbie Questions
Date Mon, 31 May 2010 23:22:41 GMT
You are certainly in the right place - Apache Solr (a search server
built using Lucene) provides what you are looking for out of the box.


On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 7:20 PM, Frank A <fsa317@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm considering Lucene for a specific application and am trying to ensure
> that it is the right tool for what I'm trying to accomplish.
>
> At a high level I have a list of restaurants in a database and a list of
> tags related to the restaurant (e.g. Italian, Formal, Expensive, etc).  Each
> restaurant also has a location (longitude/latitude).
>
> My primary goal using Lucene is to conduct searches where the user can do
> things like:
>
> - Misspell the name of the restaurant (by a few chars)
> - Type "Italian Food" instead of just Italian or perhaps "Great Italian"
> - Or even use some synonyms (e.g. Deli and Delicatessen) - of course I'd
> define these terms.
>
> Are these types of use cases something that can be done with Lucene? Or is
> there a more appropriate API that I haven't found?
>
> Thanks.
>

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