Class CollationKeyFilter

  extended by org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
      extended by org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream
          extended by org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
              extended by org.apache.lucene.collation.CollationKeyFilter

public final class CollationKeyFilter
extends org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter

Converts each token into its CollationKey, and then encodes the CollationKey with IndexableBinaryStringTools, to allow it to be stored as an index term.

WARNING: Make sure you use exactly the same Collator at index and query time -- CollationKeys are only comparable when produced by the same Collator. Since RuleBasedCollators are not independently versioned, it is unsafe to search against stored CollationKeys unless the following are exactly the same (best practice is to store this information with the index and check that they remain the same at query time):

  1. JVM vendor
  2. JVM version, including patch version
  3. The language (and country and variant, if specified) of the Locale used when constructing the collator via Collator.getInstance(java.util.Locale).
  4. The collation strength used - see Collator.setStrength(int)

ICUCollationKeyFilter uses ICU4J's Collator, which makes its version available, thus allowing collation to be versioned independently from the JVM. ICUCollationKeyFilter is also significantly faster and generates significantly shorter keys than CollationKeyFilter. See for key generation timing and key length comparisons between ICU4J and java.text.Collator over several languages.

CollationKeys generated by java.text.Collators are not compatible with those those generated by ICU Collators. Specifically, if you use CollationKeyFilter to generate index terms, do not use ICUCollationKeyFilter on the query side, or vice versa.

Nested Class Summary
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource.AttributeFactory, org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource.State
Field Summary
Fields inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
Constructor Summary
CollationKeyFilter(org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream input, Collator collator)
Method Summary
 boolean incrementToken()
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenFilter
close, end, reset
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream
getOnlyUseNewAPI, next, next, setOnlyUseNewAPI
Methods inherited from class org.apache.lucene.util.AttributeSource
addAttribute, addAttributeImpl, captureState, clearAttributes, cloneAttributes, equals, getAttribute, getAttributeClassesIterator, getAttributeFactory, getAttributeImplsIterator, hasAttribute, hasAttributes, hashCode, restoreState, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public CollationKeyFilter(org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream input,
                          Collator collator)
input - Source token stream
collator - CollationKey generator
Method Detail


public boolean incrementToken()
                       throws IOException
incrementToken in class org.apache.lucene.analysis.TokenStream

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