[http://igo.sourceforge.jp/ Igo]. Igo is a ''morphological analyser'',
and some of the advantages and reasons for using Igo are:
it is a popular project that is compatible with "MeCab" results* it can also be used to distribute the dictionary project MeCab
* the morphological analyzer is implemented in Java and is relatively fast
The Wildcard option in XQuery Full-Text is available for Japanese as well.
The following example is based on '芥川 龍之介', a prominent Japanese writer,
the first name of whom is often spelled as "竜之介". The following two
queries both return <code>true</code>: