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Lucene 4 Cookbook

By : Edwood Ng, Vineeth Mohan
Book Image

Lucene 4 Cookbook

By: Edwood Ng, Vineeth Mohan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Lucene 4 Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Defining custom TokenFilters

Sometimes, search behaviors may be so specific that we need to create a custom TokenFilter to achieve those behaviors. To create a custom filter, we will extend from the TokenFilter class and override the incrementToken() method.

We will create a simple word-expanding TokenFilter that expands courtesy titles from the short form to the full word. For example, Dr expands to doctor.

How to do it…

Here is the sample code:

public class CourtesyTitleFilter extends TokenFilter {
    Map<String,String> courtesyTitleMap = new HashMap<String,String>();
    private CharTermAttribute termAttr;
    public CourtesyTitleFilter(TokenStream input) {
        termAttr = addAttribute(CharTermAttribute.class);
        courtesyTitleMap.put("Dr", "doctor");
        courtesyTitleMap.put("Mr", "mister");
        courtesyTitleMap.put("Mrs", "miss");
    public boolean incrementToken() throws IOException {
        if (!input.incrementToken())