=head1 NAME

KinoSearch::Docs::Tutorial::Highlighter - Augment search results with
highlighted excerpts.


Adding relevant excerpts with highlighted search terms to your search results
display makes it much easier for end users to scan the page and assess which
hits look promising, dramatically improving their search experience.

=head2 Adaptations to indexer.pl

L<KinoSearch::Highlight::Highlighter> uses information generated at index
time.  To save resources, highlighting is disabled by default and must be
turned on for individual fields.

    my $highlightable = KinoSearch::FieldType::FullTextType->new(
        analyzer      => $polyanalyzer,
        highlightable => 1,
    $schema->spec_field( name => 'content', type => $highlightable );

=head2 Adaptations to search.cgi

To add highlighting and excerpting to the search.cgi sample app, create a
C<$highlighter> object outside the hits iterating loop...

    my $highlighter = KinoSearch::Highlight::Highlighter->new(
        searchable => $searcher,
        query      => $q,
        field      => 'content'

... then modify the loop and the per-hit display to generate and include the

    # Create result list.
    my $report = '';
    while ( my $hit = $hits->next ) {
        my $score   = sprintf( "%0.3f", $hit->get_score );
        my $title   = encode_entities( $hit->{title} );
        my $excerpt = $highlighter->create_excerpt($hit);
        $report .= qq|
              <a href="$hit->{url}"><strong>$title</strong></a>
              <br />
              <br />
              <span class="excerptURL">$hit->{url}</span>

=head2 Next chapter: Query objects

Our next tutorial chapter, L<KinoSearch::Docs::Tutorial::QueryObjects>,
illustrates how to build an "advanced search" interface using
L<Query|KinoSearch::Search::Query> objects instead of query strings.


Copyright 2008-2009 Marvin Humphrey


See L<KinoSearch> version 0.30.