Lucene - PhraseQuery


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Phrase query is used to search documents which contain a particular sequence of terms.

Class Declaration

Following is the declaration for the org.apache.lucene.search.PhraseQuery class:

public class PhraseQuery
   extends Query

Class Constructors

The following table shows a class constructor −

S.No. Constructor & Description
1

PhraseQuery()

Constructs an empty phrase query.

Class Methods

The following table shows the different class methods −

S.No. Method & Description
1

void add(Term term)

Adds a term to the end of the query phrase.

2

void add(Term term, int position)

Adds a term to the end of the query phrase.

3

Weight createWeight(Searcher searcher)

Expert: Constructs an appropriate Weight implementation for this query.

4

boolean equals(Object o)

Returns true if object o is equal to this.

5

void extractTerms(Set<Term> queryTerms)

Expert: Adds all terms occurring in this query to the terms set.

6

int[] getPositions()

Returns the relative positions of terms in this phrase.

7

int getSlop()

Returns the slop.

8

Term[] getTerms()

Returns the set of terms in this phrase.

9

int hashCode()

Returns a hash code value for this object.

10

Query rewrite(IndexReader reader)

Expert: Called to re-write queries into primitive queries.

11

void setSlop(int s)

Sets the number of other words permitted between words in query phrase.

12

String toString(String f)

Prints a user-readable version of this query.

Methods Inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes −

  • org.apache.lucene.search.Query
  • java.lang.Object

Usage

private void searchUsingPhraseQuery(String[] phrases)
   throws IOException, ParseException {
   searcher = new Searcher(indexDir);
   long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();

   PhraseQuery query = new PhraseQuery();
   query.setSlop(0);

   for(String word:phrases) {
      query.add(new Term(LuceneConstants.FILE_NAME,word));
   }

   //do the search
   TopDocs hits = searcher.search(query);
   long endTime = System.currentTimeMillis();

   System.out.println(hits.totalHits +
      " documents found. Time :" + (endTime - startTime) + "ms");
   for(ScoreDoc scoreDoc : hits.scoreDocs) {
      Document doc = searcher.getDocument(scoreDoc);
      System.out.println("File: "+ doc.get(LuceneConstants.FILE_PATH));
   }
   searcher.close();
}

Example Application

Let us create a test Lucene application to test search using PhraseQuery.

Step Description
1

Create a project with a name LuceneFirstApplication under a package com.tutorialspoint.lucene as explained in the Lucene - First Application chapter. You can also use the project created in Lucene - First Application chapter as such for this chapter to understand the searching process.

2

Create LuceneConstants.java and Searcher.java as explained in the Lucene - First Application chapter. Keep the rest of the files unchanged.

3

Create LuceneTester.java as mentioned below.

4

Clean and Build the application to make sure the business logic is working as per the requirements.

LuceneConstants.java

This class is used to provide various constants to be used across the sample application.

package com.tutorialspoint.lucene;

public class LuceneConstants {
   public static final String CONTENTS = "contents";
   public static final String FILE_NAME = "filename";
   public static final String FILE_PATH = "filepath";
   public static final int MAX_SEARCH = 10;
}

Searcher.java

This class is used to read the indexes made on raw data and searches data using the Lucene library.

package com.tutorialspoint.lucene;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.lucene.analysis.standard.StandardAnalyzer;
import org.apache.lucene.document.Document;
import org.apache.lucene.index.CorruptIndexException;
import org.apache.lucene.queryParser.ParseException;
import org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser;
import org.apache.lucene.search.IndexSearcher;
import org.apache.lucene.search.Query;
import org.apache.lucene.search.ScoreDoc;
import org.apache.lucene.search.TopDocs;
import org.apache.lucene.store.Directory;
import org.apache.lucene.store.FSDirectory;
import org.apache.lucene.util.Version;

public class Searcher {
	
   IndexSearcher indexSearcher;
   QueryParser queryParser;
   Query query;

   public Searcher(String indexDirectoryPath) throws IOException {
      Directory indexDirectory = 
         FSDirectory.open(new File(indexDirectoryPath));
      indexSearcher = new IndexSearcher(indexDirectory);
      queryParser = new QueryParser(Version.LUCENE_36,
         LuceneConstants.CONTENTS,
         new StandardAnalyzer(Version.LUCENE_36));
   }

   public TopDocs search( String searchQuery) 
      throws IOException, ParseException {
      query = queryParser.parse(searchQuery);
      return indexSearcher.search(query, LuceneConstants.MAX_SEARCH);
   }
   
   public TopDocs search(Query query) throws IOException, ParseException {
      return indexSearcher.search(query, LuceneConstants.MAX_SEARCH);
   }

   public Document getDocument(ScoreDoc scoreDoc) 
      throws CorruptIndexException, IOException {
      return indexSearcher.doc(scoreDoc.doc);	
   }

   public void close() throws IOException {
      indexSearcher.close();
   }
}

LuceneTester.java

This class is used to test the searching capability of the Lucene library.

package com.tutorialspoint.lucene;

import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.lucene.document.Document;
import org.apache.lucene.index.Term;
import org.apache.lucene.queryParser.ParseException;
import org.apache.lucene.search.PhraseQuery;
import org.apache.lucene.search.Query;
import org.apache.lucene.search.ScoreDoc;
import org.apache.lucene.search.TopDocs;

public class LuceneTester {
	
   String indexDir = "E:\\Lucene\\Index";
   String dataDir = "E:\\Lucene\\Data";
   Searcher searcher;

   public static void main(String[] args) {
      LuceneTester tester;
      try {
         tester = new LuceneTester();
         String[] phrases = new String[]{"record1.txt"};
         tester.searchUsingPhraseQuery(phrases);
      } catch (IOException e) {
         e.printStackTrace();
      } catch (ParseException e) {
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }

   private void searchUsingPhraseQuery(String[] phrases)
      throws IOException, ParseException {
      searcher = new Searcher(indexDir);
      long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();

      PhraseQuery query = new PhraseQuery();
      query.setSlop(0);

      for(String word:phrases) {
         query.add(new Term(LuceneConstants.FILE_NAME,word));
      }

      //do the search
      TopDocs hits = searcher.search(query);
      long endTime = System.currentTimeMillis();

      System.out.println(hits.totalHits +
         " documents found. Time :" + (endTime - startTime) + "ms");
      for(ScoreDoc scoreDoc : hits.scoreDocs) {
         Document doc = searcher.getDocument(scoreDoc);
         System.out.println("File: "+ doc.get(LuceneConstants.FILE_PATH));
      }
      searcher.close();
   }
}

Data & Index Directory Creation

We have used 10 text files from record1.txt to record10.txt containing names and other details of the students and put them in the directory E:\Lucene\Data. Test Data. An index directory path should be created as E:\Lucene\Index. After running the indexing program during chapter Lucene - Indexing Process, you can see the list of index files created in that folder.

Running the Program

Once you are done with the creation of the source, the raw data, the data directory, the index directory and the indexes, you can proceed by compiling and running your program. To do this, keep the LuceneTester.Java file tab active and use either the Run option available in the Eclipse IDE or use Ctrl + F11 to compile and run your LuceneTester application. If your application runs successfully, it will print the following message in Eclipse IDE's console −

1 documents found. Time :14ms
File: E:\Lucene\Data\record1.txt

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