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From "Uwe Schindler" <...@thetaphi.de>
Subject RE: Spaces in regular expressions
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:25:01 GMT
Hi, 

That's very easy to explain: Regexp queries only work on terms, you already said it in your
introduction. There is no phrase query in Lucene that accepts regular expressions.

Uwe

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Uwe Schindler
H.-H.-Meier-Allee 63, D-28213 Bremen
http://www.thetaphi.de
eMail: uwe@thetaphi.de

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kudrettin Güleryüz [mailto:kudrettin@gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:14 PM
> To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> Subject: Spaces in regular expressions
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am using standard whitespace analyzer to index a source code document
> using Lucene 5.
> 
> I understand that a document with content foo bar would have only two
> terms: foo and bar.  When I search for "foo bar" it normally matches the
> document. Similarly a regexp query /foo/ or /bar/ also matches the
> document.
> 
> Can you help me understand why doesn't a regexp query like /foo bar/
> doesn't match the document?
> 
> Thank you,
> Kudret


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