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From Paul Elschot <>
Subject Re: Hits document offset information? Span query or Surround?
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2005 07:15:28 GMT
On Tuesday 06 September 2005 08:52, markharw00d wrote:
>  >>I believe I have heard that Span queries provide some way to access 
> document offset information for their hits somehow.
> See
> Faithfully selecting extracts based *exactly* on query criteria will be 
> hard given complex queries eg with nested Boolean logic.
> The current highlighter matches based on ANY query terms found in the 
> provided doc text
> The proposal above matches based on any spans/phrases/terms
> Both options still fail to take into account any boolean logic and show 
> the real basis for the match eg the query
>     (author:"Doug Cutting"AND title:"Lucene in Action") OR (author:Erik 
> AND author:Otis)
> would still highlight references to "Doug Cutting" and "Lucene In 
> Action" for the LIA book, despite the fact that the match was actually 
> for Erik and Otis (the true authors).
> For most people this is a problem they can live with.

The person who solves that might also write a SpanAndQuery :)

Paul Elschot

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