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From ahammad <ahmed.ham...@gmail.com>
Subject Matching exact words
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:24:00 GMT

Hello,

I have a case where if I search for the word "windows", I get results
containing both "windows" and "window" (and probably other things like
"windowing" etc.). Is there a way to find exact matches only?

The field in which I am searching is a text field, which as I understand
causes this behaviour. I cannot use a string field because it is very
restricted, but what else can be done? I understand there are other types of
text fields that are more strict than the standard field.

Ideally I would like to keep my index the way it is, with the ability to
force exact matches. For example, if I can search "windows -window" or
something like that, that would be great. Or if I can wrap my query in a set
of quotes to tell it to match exactly. I've seen that done before but I
cannot get it to work.

As a reference, here is my query:

q={!boost b=$db v=$qq
defType=$sh}&qq=windows&db=recip(ms(NOW,lastModifiedLong),3.16e-11,1,1)&sh=dismax

To be quite frank, I am not very familiar with this syntax. I am just using
whatever my old coworker left behind. 

Any tips on how to find exact matches or improve the above query will be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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