What is the Lingo Query?
The Lingo query is a text string made up of characters and question marks. An example LingoQuery could be:
This matches exactly 10 words; edged, edger, egged, eagle, ergot, edgar, edges, eight, eager and egger.
Below some examples:
- As you can see from the examples above the number of terms found is larger when the number of question marks increases.
- The number of question marks plus the number of normal characters equals the length of the word to be matched.
- The Lingo Query is case-insensitive. A,B,C, etc. matches a, b, c etc.
The lingo query can best be compared with the horizontal rows in the Lingo (TV show) matrix (see below).
Currently it’s not possible to enter a question mark at the first position of the query. This may be a Lucene limitation. I’m still investigating the problem. Once I know a solution for this problem, I will install a new version here.