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From Dave C. <>
Subject RE: Tips for searching
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:43:21 GMT

Thanks for the quick response Mike...
Ideally it should match more than just a single character, i.e. "the" in "weather" or "pro"
in "profile" or "000" in "18000".

Would these cases be taken care of by the StopFilterFactory?


> From:
> Subject: Re: Tips for searching
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:40:41 -0800
> To:
> On 30-Nov-07, at 4:27 PM, Dave C. wrote:
> > When I perform a query on a field using a single character, I get  
> > no results back: for example, if i search on the "description"  
> > field for the character 'a', i.e. (description:a), I get no results  
> > back.  I would like to get all documents where the letter 'a'  
> > appears in the description field.
> >
> > I haven't played around with any of the settings in my schema.xml,  
> > so I am wondering if someone could point out how I could configure  
> > Solr such that it will return me all documents with an 'a' (or any  
> > arbitrary character) in the description field.  If this could be  
> > expanded to match any sub-word (i.e. match "the" in "weather") that  
> > would be great as well.
> Any single character, or just 'a'?  IR systems often strip out stop  
> words (extremely common) words for efficiency reasons.  This is  
> configured via the "StopFilterFactory" in schema.xml: just remove it  
> from the field you are interested in and reindex.
> -Mike

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