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Enable Proper Names Searches
 
NOTE You must enable Proper Names searches before you index the data that you want to query against.
To enable proper names searches
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Open the IDOL server configuration file in a text editor.
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Before you store content in IDOL server, terms are always stemmed and stop words are always discarded. If you want to store Proper Name terms (adjacent terms that begin with a capital letter) in addition to the normal content, you can set the ProperNames parameter in the [LanguageTypes] section to one of the following values.
 
Compound adjacent terms1, then stem them and index them as a unit.
Compound adjacent terms (regardless of capitalization), and stem them and index them as a unit. This considerably increases the number of terms that IDOL server stores, which can slow its performance.

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These must begin with a capital letter (followed by lower case).

Use these ProperNames options only if you need to query for Proper Names that contain stop words (for example, The Who or The Queen):
 
Compounds adjacent stop words1, stems them and indexes them as a unit.
Compounds adjacent terms1, stems them and indexes them as a unit.
Compounds stop words1 that are adjacent to terms1 with the adjacent terms, stems them and indexes them as a unit.
Compounds adjacent stop words1, stems them and indexes them as a unit.
Compounds adjacent terms1, stems them and indexes them as a unit.
Compounds adjacent stop words1 and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds adjacent terms1 and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds stop words1 that are adjacent to terms1 with these terms, and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds adjacent stop words1 and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds adjacent terms1 and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds stop words1 that are adjacent to terms1 with these terms, and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Compounds adjacent stop words1 and indexes them unstemmed as a unit.
Note: Autonomy recommends that you use this setting if you set AdvancedSearch to true in the IDOL server configuration file [Server] section.

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These must begin with a capital letter (followed by lower case).

You must set this parameter for each of the languages that you want to enable name recognition for (if the language settings do not include the ProperNames parameter, you must add it). For example:
[LanguageTypes]
DefaultLanguageType=English
LanguageDirectory=C:\idol\IDOLserver\serviceAlias\langfiles
0=English
1=Deutsch
2=Francais
[English]
Encodings=ASCII:englishASCII,UTF8:englishUTF8
ProperNames=1
[Deutsch]
Encodings=ASCII:germanASCII,UTF8:germanUTF8
ProperNames=1
[Francais]
Encodings=ASCII:frenchASCII,UTF8:frenchUTF8
ProperNames=1
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Index documents into IDOL server. After you finish indexing, IDOL server treats any Query action as a Proper Name query.