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From "Michael Kimsal" <>
Subject Re: case sensitivity
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2007 01:48:42 GMT
We're (and by 'we' I mean my esteemed colleague!) working on patching a few
of these items to be in the solrconf.xml file and should likely have some
patches submitted next week.  It's being done on 'company time' and I'm not
sure about the exact policy/procedure for this sort of thing here (or
indeed, if there is one at all).

On 4/26/07, Erik Hatcher <> wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2007, at 6:03 PM, Michael Kimsal wrote:
> > My colleague, after some digging, found in SolrQueryParser
> >
> > (around line 62)
> > setLowercaseExpandedTerms(false);
> >
> > The default for Lucene is true.  Was this intentional?  Or an
> > oversight?
> I was just about to respond that this is likely the issue with your
> non-totally-lowercased wildcard terms.
> I don't consider it an oversight, but rather this whole analysis
> business and wildcards are things that vary from project to project
> on how they should be handled.  If you, have, for example, a string
> field and want to do prefixed queries on them (trailing asterisk) you
> wouldn't want the term to be lowercased.
> I think we should open up as many of the switches as we can to
> QueryParser, allowing users to tinker with them if they want, setting
> the defaults to the most common reasonable settings we can agree upon.
>         Erik

Michael Kimsal

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