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Lucene example source code file (SimilarityQueries.java)

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The Lucene SimilarityQueries.java source code

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 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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package org.apache.lucene.search.similar;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.StringReader;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.Set;

import org.apache.lucene.analysis.Analyzer;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream;
import org.apache.lucene.analysis.tokenattributes.CharTermAttribute;
import org.apache.lucene.index.Term;
import org.apache.lucene.search.BooleanClause;
import org.apache.lucene.search.BooleanQuery;
import org.apache.lucene.search.IndexSearcher;
import org.apache.lucene.search.Query;
import org.apache.lucene.search.TermQuery;

 * Simple similarity measures.
 * @see MoreLikeThis
public final class SimilarityQueries
	private SimilarityQueries()
	 * Simple similarity query generators.
	 * Takes every unique word and forms a boolean query where all words are optional.
	 * After you get this you'll use to to query your {@link IndexSearcher} for similar docs.
	 * The only caveat is the first hit returned <b>should be your source document - you'll
	 * need to then ignore that.
	 * <p>
	 * So, if you have a code fragment like this:
	 * <br>
	 * <code>
	 * Query q = formSimilaryQuery( "I use Lucene to search fast. Fast searchers are good", new StandardAnalyzer(), "contents", null);
	 * </code>
	 * <p>
	 * The query returned, in string form, will be <code>'(i use lucene to search fast searchers are good').
	 * <p>
	 * The philosophy behind this method is "two documents are similar if they share lots of words".
	 * Note that behind the scenes, Lucene's scoring algorithm will tend to give two documents a higher similarity score if the share more uncommon words.
	 * <P>
	 * This method is fail-safe in that if a long 'body' is passed in and
	 * {@link BooleanQuery#add BooleanQuery.add()} (used internally)
	 * throws
	 * {@link org.apache.lucene.search.BooleanQuery.TooManyClauses BooleanQuery.TooManyClauses}, the
	 * query as it is will be returned.
	 * @param body the body of the document you want to find similar documents to
	 * @param a the analyzer to use to parse the body
	 * @param field the field you want to search on, probably something like "contents" or "body"
	 * @param stop optional set of stop words to ignore
	 * @return a query with all unique words in 'body'
	 * @throws IOException this can't happen...
    public static Query formSimilarQuery( String body,
										  Analyzer a,
										  String field,
										  Set<?> stop)
										  throws IOException
		TokenStream ts = a.reusableTokenStream( field, new StringReader( body));
		CharTermAttribute termAtt = ts.addAttribute(CharTermAttribute.class);
		BooleanQuery tmp = new BooleanQuery();
		Set<String> already = new HashSet(); // ignore dups
		while (ts.incrementToken()) {
		  String word = termAtt.toString();
			// ignore opt stop words
			if ( stop != null &&
				 stop.contains( word)) continue;
			// ignore dups
			if ( ! already.add( word)) continue;
			// add to query
			TermQuery tq = new TermQuery( new Term( field, word));
				tmp.add( tq, BooleanClause.Occur.SHOULD);
			catch( BooleanQuery.TooManyClauses too)
				// fail-safe, just return what we have, not the end of the world
		return tmp;

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