22 May 2015

Stop Words with Custom Search Analyzer in Sitecore 7

As we know, at least in Lucene.NET 3.x.x version, the "stop words" are hand coded in this class "Lucene.Net.Analysis.StopAnalyzer". It does making the customizing the stop words a bit of tricky, especially for specific index since for the most of cases, you only need to customize one of the custom index to suit clients need. Here is a way how we can achieve that.

By default, Sitecore use "Lucene.Net.Analysis.Standard.StandardAnalyzer" and you can find it in wbe.config.(/configuration/sitecore/search/analyzer)

We create a new custom Analyzer inherit from "standardAnalyzer" and override the constructor. Here is the place I assign my own custom stop words to "STOP_WORDS_SET"
public class CustomAnalyzer : Lucene.Net.Analysis.Standard.StandardAnalyzer
        private static ISet STOP_WORDS_SET = GetStopWords();//{{"by","by"}}; <-- Makes "by" a 
        public CustomAnalyzer()
            : base(Lucene.Net.Util.Version.LUCENE_30, STOP_WORDS_SET)

        private static ISet GetStopWords()
            string[] strArray = GetWords();
            CharArraySet set = new CharArraySet(strArray.Length, false);
            return (ISet)CharArraySet.UnmodifiableSet(set);

After, under "/configuration/sitecore/search/analyzer" in web.config, we wire the custom analyzer as below,


Don't forget to register it from you custom index file



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