Class ScandinavianFoldingFilter

  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.analysis.miscellaneous.ScandinavianFoldingFilter
All Implemented Interfaces:

public final class ScandinavianFoldingFilter
extends TokenFilter

This filter folds Scandinavian characters åÅäæÄÆ->a and öÖøØ->o. It also discriminate against use of double vowels aa, ae, ao, oe and oo, leaving just the first one.

It's is a semantically more destructive solution than ScandinavianNormalizationFilter but can in addition help with matching raksmorgas as räksmörgås.

blåbærsyltetøj == blåbärsyltetöj == blaabaarsyltetoej == blabarsyltetoj räksmörgås == ræksmørgås == ræksmörgaos == raeksmoergaas == raksmorgas

Background: Swedish åäö are in fact the same letters as Norwegian and Danish åæø and thus interchangeable when used between these languages. They are however folded differently when people type them on a keyboard lacking these characters.

In that situation almost all Swedish people use a, a, o instead of å, ä, ö.

Norwegians and Danes on the other hand usually type aa, ae and oe instead of å, æ and ø. Some do however use a, a, o, oo, ao and sometimes permutations of everything above.

This filter solves that mismatch problem, but might also cause new.

See Also:

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

Constructor Detail


public ScandinavianFoldingFilter(TokenStream input)
Method Detail


public boolean incrementToken()
                       throws IOException
Specified by:
incrementToken in class TokenStream

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