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From "C. Benson Manica" <>
Subject Configuration for edge ngram typeahead
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:30:18 GMT
I have been Googling for an hour with no success whatsoever about how to
configure Lucene (Elasticsearch, actually, but presumably the same deal) to
index edge ngrams for typeahead.  I don't really know how filters,
analyzers, and tokenizers work together - documentation isn't helpful on
that count either - but I managed to cobble together the following
configuration that I thought would work.  It doesn't, though - when I index
documents into the collection with that setting, they still only match
whole words instead of ngrams.  What am I missing?  *Should* this work?
How do I debug this to see if the documents are having these settings
applied to them?

    "mappings": {
        "name": {
            "properties": {
                "name": {
                    "type": "string",
                    "analyzer": "typeahead_analyzer"

C. Benson Manica

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