A list of additional separator characters.

IDOL Content Component uses separators to determine where one word ends and the next one starts. For each language that IDOL Content Component supports, it has a list of appropriate characters that it automatically reads as separators, such as spaces, tabs, line feeds, and carriage returns.

To ensure that IDOL Content Component reads a specific character as a separator, list it in the AugmentSeparators parameter (in unencoded UTF-8).


Certain characters that have a special meaning in IDOL Content Component queries override any separators that you set. For example, you can use a colon (:) in a query to differentiate between a term and its field (for example, dog:ANIMAL). Even if you add : as a separator (by specifying it in AugmentSeparators), it acts as a field delimiter in querying. However, in indexing, : does not have a special meaning, and therefore acts as a separator.

Type: String
Required: No
Configuration Section: LanguageTypes or MyLanguage
Example: AugmentSeparators=!;.
See Also: DiminishSeparators

If you change this setting after you have indexed content into IDOL Server, the new setting applies only to new content, and the server logs a warning. To clear the warning and ensure that your change applies to all your content, you must initialize your index and reindex the content.