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From findbestopensource <>
Subject Re: Search requires too long search term
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:13:52 GMT
You may need to use ngrams.

Another option would be doing wildcard query without enabling leading
wildcard search. search for cr* and not *cr* as the auto suggest
feature should give suggestion for words after "cr" and not before "cr".

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:21 AM, Schmidt, Dennis <>wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am using Lucene for an actually quite simple search. I am not indexing
> long texts, but instead each document only has a couple of fields with texts
> from one word to a very short sentence (no more than 6 words usually). Now I
> need to find documents even with only two characters typed in by the user.
> So for instance, I have a document with only the fields 'hasName',
> 'hasTechName' and the value 'create'. What I need is to find this document,
> when the user typed in 'cr'. But at the moment I would at least have to type
> in 'creat'. The query I send to the QueryParser looks like this
> "hasName:*cr* OR hasTechName:*cr*" and I pass true to
> setAllowLeadingWildcard . For collecting the results I use the
> TopScoreDocCollector.
> Any suggestions on where I would have to change something to make my search
> be more "generous"? At the moment I have really no idea what to do...
> Thanks, Dennis
> Dennis Schmidt
> Research Intern
> SAP Research Sydney | Level 3, 168 Walker Street | 2065 North Sydney, NSW |
> Australia
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