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From Koji Sekiguchi <>
Subject Re: Finding words not followed by other words
Date Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:45:05 GMT
Hi Michael,

I haven't executed this yet, but can you try this:

SpanNotQuery(SpanNearQuery("George Washington"), SpanNearQuery("George Washington Carver"))


(2014/07/11 23:20), Michael Ryan wrote:
> I'm trying to solve the following problem...
> I have 3 documents that contain the following contents:
> 1: "George Washington Carver blah blah blah."
> 2: "George Washington blah blah blah."
> 3: "George Washington Carver blah blah blah. George Washington blah blah blah."
> I want to create a query that matches documents 2 and 3, but not 1. That is, I want to
find documents that mention "George Washington". It's okay if they also mention "George Washington
Carver", but I don't want documents that only mention "George Washington Carver". So simply
doing something like this does not solve it:
> "George Washington" NOT "George Washington Carver"
> Is there a Query type that does this out of the box? I've looked at the various types
of span queries, but none of them seem to do this. I think it should be theoretically possible
given the position data that Lucene stores...
> -Michael

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