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From Jean-Sebastien Vachon <>
Subject RE: Exact match on a field with stemming
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 02:05:20 GMT
Thanks for the clarification. This make sense.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Rochkind [] 
Sent: April-11-11 7:54 PM
Subject: FW: Exact match on a field with stemming

> I'm curious to know why Solr is not respecting the phrase.
> If it consider "manager" as a phrase... shouldn't it return only document
containing that phrase?

A phrase means to solr (or rather to the lucene and dismax query parsers,
which are what understand double-quoted phrases)  "these tokens in exactly
this order"

So a phrase of one token "manager", is exactly the same as if you didn't use
the double quotes. It's only one token, so "all the tokens in this phrase in
exactly the order specified" is, well, just the same as one token without
phrase quotes. 

If you've set up a stemmed field at indexing time, then "manager" and
"management" are stemmed IN THE INDEX, probably to something like "manag".
There is no longer any information in the index (at least in that field) on
what the original literal was, it's been stemmed in the index.  So there's
no way possible for it to only match certain un-stemmed versions -- at least
using that field. And when you enter either 'manager' or 'management' at
query time, it is analyzed and stemmed to match that stemmed something-like
"manag" in the index either way. If it didn't analyze and stem at query
time, then instead the query would just match NOTHING, because neither
'manager' nor 'management' are in the index at all, only the stemmed

So, yes, double quotes are interpreted as a phrase, and only documents
containing that phrase are returned, you got it. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Otis Gospodnetic []
Sent: April-11-11 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: Exact match on a field with stemming


Using quoted means "use this as a phrase", not "use this as a literal". :) I
think copying to unstemmed field is the only/common work-around.

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----- Original Message ----
> From: Pierre-Luc Thibeault <>
> To:
> Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 2:55:04 PM
> Subject: Exact match on a field with stemming
> Hi all,
> Is there a way to perform an exact match query on a field that  has 
>stemming enable by using the standard /select handler?
> I thought  that putting word inside double-quotes would enable this 
>behaviour but if I  query my field with a single word like "manager"
> I am receiving results  containing the word "management"
> I know I can use a CopyField with  different types but that would 
>double the size of my index. Is there an  alternative?
> Thanks


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