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       Lucene::QueryParser - Turn a Lucene query into a Perl data structure


         use Lucene::QueryParser;
         my $structure = parse_query("red and yellow and -(coat:pink and green)");

       $structure will be:

        [ { query => 'TERM', type => 'NORMAL', term => 'red' },
          { query => 'TERM', type => 'NORMAL', term => 'yellow' },
          { subquery => [
               { query => 'TERM', type => 'NORMAL', term => 'pink', field => 'coat' },
               { query => 'TERM', type => 'NORMAL', term => 'green' }
            ], query => 'SUBQUERY', type => 'PROHIBITED'


       This module parses a Lucene query, as defined by

       It deals with fields, types, phrases, subqueries, and so on; everything handled by the
       "SimpleQuery" class in Lucene. The data structure is similar to the one given above, and
       is pretty self-explanatory.

       The other function, "deparse_query" turns such a data structure back into a Lucene query
       string. This is useful if you've just been mucking about with the data.

       Note for people using Plucene: the big arrayref and the hashes in the output of
       "parse_query" are actually objects. They're not "Plucene::Query" objects, because then
       everyone who wanted to do search queries would have to pull in Plucene, which is a bit
       unfair. However, they can be turned into "Plucene::Query"s by calling "to_plucene" on
       them. The argument to "to_plucene" should be the default field to search if none is

       Exports the "parse_query" and "deparse_query" functions.


       Simon Cozens, <>


       Copyright 2003 by Kasei

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