First let me say thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project
to make it what it is.
We are intergrating ES into our native XML database so we can combine
structured XQuery search with metadata and faceted search.
One thing that we really need to be able to do is add taxonomy support to
Consider the following taxonomic structure:
We would like to enable ES to use this taxonomy in a few ways:
Keyword expansion - For a given search term, also search on terms which the
taxonomy defines as child terms. For instance, someone might search for
'doctor', and the system would also understand to include "oncologist,
pediatrician, surgon" etc.
Keyword reduction - The reverse of keyword expansion, someone might enter
oncologist, and the system might include "doctor" (This is a version of
I am also hoping there are other cool things I haven't thought of.
I am wondering if this functionality would be best implemented pre-search,
in our system, or if ES has capabilities to do this natvely?
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