Searching word with special characters

Hi! I am having a little problem, I wanted to search a word on elasticsearch but the result that I am expecting is not coming up because it has a tailing special character.

Here’s an example:

The result that I want to show is “fun in park;”

You will notice that there is a semicolon so when I search for the word “park” it is not working. I want it to be on top of the result too. How can I achieve searching for a word and ignoring the special character on the record of the document?

Any help would be appreciated!

I think that the standard analyzer works well in that case.

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Hi @dadoonet,

I am trying to have a multiple tokenizer, because I think the "whitespace" tokenizer is causing the problem.

here's my analyzer:

body: {
        settings: {
          analysis: {
            analyzer: {
              my_analyzer: {
                tokenizer: "whitespace",
                filter: ["lowercase", "kstem"],

I am also using whitespace for different features of my app, because I also have to analyze each word.

Is there a way to achieve both whitespace and special character tokenizer?

Why not using the standard tokenizer?

I also need to analyze each words because there are search phrases that is not a real word or in a dictionary and I have to figure out what that word is on the document data. that's why I am breaking the search phrase using whitespace

May be sharing an example would help.

But anyway, I believe you need to apply 2 different analyzers.
Using sub fields would help I guess.

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Ok I know what to do now. I figured it out! thank you so much :slight_smile: