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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: matching multi-word terms
Date Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:41:21 GMT
This looks like just a phrase query, perhaps with no slop.

Term query definitely won't work if you've tokenized a the field,
because your terms would be "A" and "B", but not "A B".

SpanQueries should also work if you want, there's no reason to
subclass anything, just use SpanNearQuery... You can
also specify whether Spans should allow out-of-order matches
or not.


On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 5:13 AM, Michael Wiegand
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to find documents matching multi-word terms, more specifically:
> my query is something like "B C" and I would like match contexts such as
> "A B C D E"
> but not
> "B A C D E"
> There seems to be some contradictory information on the web. Apparently, the
> statement
> Term t = new Term("f", "A B")
> would not do the job. If this is so, what is the common procedure for these
> type of terms? Some SpanQuery subclass?
> Thank you in advance!
> Best,
> Michael
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