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From "Jack Krupansky" <>
Subject Re: Searching for a search string containing a literal slash doesn't work with QueryParser
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:58:44 GMT
The scape merely assures that the slash will not be parsed as query syntax 
and will be passed directly to the analyzer, but the standard analyzer will 
in fact always remove it. Maybe you want the white space analyzer or keyword 
analyzer (no characters removed.)

-- Jack Krupansky

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jochen Hebbrecht
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 8:59 AM
Subject: Searching for a search string containing a literal slash doesn't 
work with QueryParser


I'm currently trying to search on the following search string in my Lucene
index: "2012/0.124.323".
The java code to search for ('value' is my search string)

QueryParser queryParser = new QueryParser(Version.LUCENE_36, field, new
return queryParser.parse(value);

This returns a query result: "2012" "0.124.323". QueryParser is replacing
the forward slash by a space.
I tried escaping the "/" with a backslash "\", but this doesn't work either.

Maybe required to fully understand my scenario. I have the following import

<TEXT l="963" t="826" r="1391" b="870">Vervaldag </TEXT>
<TEXT l="963" t="826" r="1391" b="870">17/07/12</TEXT>
<TEXT l="2100" t="833" r="2275" b="871">09/07/12</TEXT>
<TEXT l="42" t="871" r="338" b="907">2012/0.124.323</TEXT>
<TEXT l="1478" t="938" r="1673" b="978">Kapitaals</TEXT>

I get all TEXT values with an XPath expression and I index them as:

XPathExpression expr = xpath.compile("//TEXT");
Object result = expr.evaluate(document, XPathConstants.NODESET);
NodeList nodes = (NodeList) result;
for (int i = 0; i < nodes.getLength(); i++) {
    doc.add(new org.apache.lucene.document.Field("IMAGE",
nodes.item(i).getFirstChild().getNodeValue(), Store.NO, Index.ANALYZED));

I'm using the StandardAnalyzer.

What is the best way to solve my issue? Do I need to switch from Analyzer?
Do I have to use something else then QueryParser? ...
I also want to support searching on 2012/0.*, so I cannot only use
TermQuery ...

Kind regards,

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