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From "Erick Erickson" <>
Subject Re: Soliciting Design Thoughts on Date Searching
Date Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:04:33 GMT
If you search the mailing list archive for 'date', you'll find a wealth of
discussion on this topic. Also, try DateTools, DateRange, etc.


On 2/27/07, Walt Stoneburner <> wrote:
> I've been asked if it's possible to search on dates within a document.
> The high level goal is to index a number of documents which mention
> specific dates, and then perform a broad query for documents that
> mention dates within a certain time period.
> In thinking about how to go about solving this problem, I would figure
> one would need a filter to extract all the date formats and store them
> in a separate field, perhaps as a list.
> Has anyone done something like this with Lucene, or perhaps could give
> me some gentle design issues / recommendations for consideration so
> that I don't paint myself into a corner later?
> Thanks,
> -Walt Stoneburner
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