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Hi,


I am having only "Europe" being indexed along with some related data,but when someone searches using the word "Germany" although there is nothing specifically indexed for Germany but logically I can provide results under Europe than providing nothing at all,is there any way to do this? Does lunene have any supporting libraries which can do this?


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I see two possibilities: either build something like the SynonymAnalyzer described in chapter 4.5 of Lucene in Action 2nd ed., or check out the org.apache.lucene.analysis.synonym.WordnetSynonymParser class that comes with Lucene. (If you were going to object that you don't have the book, go buy it now - anybody doing serious work with Lucene needs it. Seriously.)
 
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