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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Non-prefix, hierarchical autocomplete? Would SOLR-1316 work? Solritas?
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:09:23 GMT
Solritas is a way to view Solr responses in a more user friendly way,  
it isn't going to help with the underlying suggest mechanism, just the  
presentation of it.


On Jun 19, 2010, at 3:28 AM, Andy wrote:

> Hi,
> I've seen some posts on using SOLR-1316 or Solritas for  
> autocomplete. Wondered what is the best solution for my use case:
> 1) I would like to have an "hierarchical" autocomplete. For example,  
> I have a "Country" dropdown list and a "City" textbox. A user would  
> select a country from the dropdown list, and then type out the City  
> in the textbox. Based on which country he selected, I want to limit  
> the autocomplete suggestions to cities that are relevant for the  
> selected country.
> This hierarchy could be multi-level. For example, there may be a  
> "Neighborhood" textbox. The autocomplete suggestions for  
> "Neighborhood" would be limited to neighborhoods that are relevant  
> for the city entered by the user in the "City" textbox.
> 2) I want to have autocomplete suggestions that includes non-prefix  
> matches. For example, if the user type "auto", the autocomplete  
> suggestions should include terms such as "automata" and "build  
> automation".
> 3) I'm doing autocomplete for tags. I would like to allow multi-word  
> tags and use comma (",") as a separator for tags. So when the use  
> hits the space bar, he is still typing out the same tag, but when he  
> hits the comma key, he's starting a new tag.
> Would SOLR-1316 or Solritas work for the above requirements? If they  
> do how do I set it up? I can't really find much documentation on  
> SOLR-1316 or Solritas in this area.
> Thanks.

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