=head1 NAME

KinoSearch::Docs::Tutorial::Analysis - How to choose and use Analyzers.


The KinoSearch code base has been assimilated by the Apache L<Lucy> project.
The "KinoSearch" namespace has been deprecated, but development continues
under our new name at our new home: L<http://lucy.apache.org/>


Try swapping out the PolyAnalyzer in our Schema for a Tokenizer:

    my $tokenizer = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new;
    my $type = KinoSearch::Plan::FullTextType->new(
        analyzer => $tokenizer,

Search for C<senate>, C<Senate>, and C<Senator> before and after making the
change and re-indexing.

Under PolyAnalyzer, the results are identical for all three searches, but
under Tokenizer, searches are case-sensitive, and the result sets for
C<Senate> and C<Senator> are distinct.

=head2 PolyAnalyzer

What's happening is that PolyAnalyzer is performing more aggressive processing
than Tokenizer.  In addition to tokenizing, it's also converting all text to
lower case so that searches are case-insensitive, and using a "stemming"
algorithm to reduce related words to a common stem (C<senat>, in this case).

PolyAnalyzer is actually multiple Analyzers wrapped up in a single package.
In this case, it's three-in-one, since specifying a PolyAnalyzer with 
C<< language => 'en' >> is equivalent to this snippet:

    my $case_folder  = KinoSearch::Analysis::CaseFolder->new;
    my $tokenizer    = KinoSearch::Analysis::Tokenizer->new;
    my $stemmer      = KinoSearch::Analysis::Stemmer->new( language => 'en' );
    my $polyanalyzer = KinoSearch::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new(
        analyzers => [ $case_folder, $tokenizer, $stemmer ], 

You can add or subtract Analyzers from there if you like.  Try adding a fourth
Analyzer, a Stopalizer for suppressing "stopwords" like "the", "if",
and "maybe".

    my $stopalizer = KinoSearch::Analysis::Stopalizer->new( 
        language => 'en',
    my $polyanalyzer = KinoSearch::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new(
        analyzers => [ $case_folder, $tokenizer, $stopalizer, $stemmer ], 

Also, try removing the Stemmer.

    my $polyanalyzer = KinoSearch::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new(
        analyzers => [ $case_folder, $tokenizer ], 

The original choice of a stock English PolyAnalyzer probably still yields the
best results for this document collection, but you get the idea: sometimes you
want a different Analyzer.

=head2 When the best Analyzer is no Analyzer

Sometimes you don't want an Analyzer at all.  That was true for our "url"
field because we didn't need it to be searchable, but it's also true for
certain types of searchable fields.  For instance, "category" fields are often
set up to match exactly or not at all, as are fields like "last_name" (because
you may not want to conflate results for "Humphrey" and "Humphries").

To specify that there should be no analysis performed at all, use StringType:

    my $type = KinoSearch::Plan::StringType->new;
    $schema->spec_field( name => 'category', type => $type );

=head2 Highlighting up next

In our next tutorial chapter, L<KinoSearch::Docs::Tutorial::Highlighter>,
we'll add highlighted excerpts from the "content" field to our search results.


Copyright 2008-2011 Marvin Humphrey

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.