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improve elasticsearch configuration
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- no stemming on fields where this is irrelevant (in particular author
- multivaluefields changed to contain integers when appropriate
- indexing and analyzing disabled where adequate
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a3nm committed Jul 8, 2017
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8 changes: 6 additions & 2 deletions papers/
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from .models import Paper

# from
class IntegerMultiValueField(indexes.MultiValueField):
field_type = 'integer'

class PaperIndex(indexes.SearchIndex, indexes.Indexable):
text = indexes.CharField(document=True, model_attr='title')
pubdate = indexes.DateField(model_attr='pubdate')
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authors_last = indexes.MultiValueField()

#: IDs of researchers
researchers = indexes.MultiValueField()
researchers = IntegerMultiValueField()

#: IDs of institutions of researchers
institutions = indexes.MultiValueField()
institutions = IntegerMultiValueField()

#: ID of publisher
publisher = indexes.IntegerField(null=True)
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return kwargs

def build_schema(self, fields):
# modify build_schema to change analyzer of some fields
# to disable stemming, in particular on author names
# inspired by
content_field_name, mapping = super(SearchBackend, self).build_schema(fields)
for field_name, field_mapping in mapping.items():
if "analyzer" not in field_mapping.keys():
# no analyzer to change
if field_name in ["authors_full", "authors_last"]:
# do not use the snowball analyzer but the standard analyzer,
# which does not do stemming
field_mapping["analyzer"] = "standard"
if field_name in ["availability", "oa_status", "combined_status", "doctype"]:
# no point in doing any indexing on this field or any analyzing
field_mapping["index"] = "not_analyzed"
del field_mapping["analyzer"]
return content_field_name, mapping

def _process_results(self, raw_results, **kwargs):
results = super(SearchBackend, self)._process_results(
raw_results, **kwargs)
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