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From Steven A Rowe <>
Subject RE: InverseWildcardQuery
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:04:58 GMT
Hi Justin,

> Unfortunately the suffix requires a wildcard as well in our case. There
> are a limited number of prefixes though (10ish), so perhaps we could
> combine them all into one query. We'd still need some sort of
> InverseWildcardQuery implementation.
> > use another analyzer so you don't need wildcards
> I know analyzers can be used with IndexWriter and with QueryParser. Is
> there somewhere an analyzer could be used to alter the field to match the
> query at search time instead of altering the query to match the field?

Can you give an example of what you mean?

> Our current path to solving our problem requires additional fields which
> need rewritten causing a much larger performance degredation. One of the
> two paths above would be much more desirable.

An inverse query would require rewriting, too, I think.

You say you have 10-ish prefixes.  Can you turn those prefixes into field names, and index
a token like EMPTY when there are no values for a particular prefix?  Then your query would

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