Multiplexer Token Filteredit

A token filter of type multiplexer will emit multiple tokens at the same position, each version of the token having been run through a different filter. Identical output tokens at the same position will be removed.

Warning

If the incoming token stream has duplicate tokens, then these will also be removed by the multiplexer

Optionsedit

filters

a list of token filters to apply to incoming tokens. These can be any token filters defined elsewhere in the index mappings. Filters can be chained using a comma-delimited string, so for example "lowercase, porter_stem" would apply the lowercase filter and then the porter_stem filter to a single token.

Warning

Shingle or multi-word synonym token filters will not function normally when they are declared in the filters array because they read ahead internally which is unsupported by the multiplexer

preserve_original
if true (the default) then emit the original token in addition to the filtered tokens

Settings exampleedit

You can set it up like:

PUT /multiplexer_example
{
    "settings" : {
        "analysis" : {
            "analyzer" : {
                "my_analyzer" : {
                    "tokenizer" : "standard",
                    "filter" : [ "my_multiplexer" ]
                }
            },
            "filter" : {
                "my_multiplexer" : {
                    "type" : "multiplexer",
                    "filters" : [ "lowercase", "lowercase, porter_stem" ]
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

And test it like:

POST /multiplexer_example/_analyze
{
  "analyzer" : "my_analyzer",
  "text" : "Going HOME"
}

And it’d respond:

{
  "tokens": [
    {
      "token": "Going",
      "start_offset": 0,
      "end_offset": 5,
      "type": "<ALPHANUM>",
      "position": 0
    },
    {
      "token": "going",
      "start_offset": 0,
      "end_offset": 5,
      "type": "<ALPHANUM>",
      "position": 0
    },
    {
      "token": "go",
      "start_offset": 0,
      "end_offset": 5,
      "type": "<ALPHANUM>",
      "position": 0
    },
    {
      "token": "HOME",
      "start_offset": 6,
      "end_offset": 10,
      "type": "<ALPHANUM>",
      "position": 1
    },
    {
      "token": "home",          
      "start_offset": 6,
      "end_offset": 10,
      "type": "<ALPHANUM>",
      "position": 1
    }
  ]
}

The stemmer has also emitted a token home at position 1, but because it is a duplicate of this token it has been removed from the token stream

Note

The synonym and synonym_graph filters use their preceding analysis chain to parse and analyse their synonym lists, and will throw an exception if that chain contains token filters that produce multiple tokens at the same position. If you want to apply synonyms to a token stream containing a multiplexer, then you should append the synonym filter to each relevant multiplexer filter list, rather than placing it after the multiplexer in the main token chain definition.