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Re: [SWISH-E:194] Re: Context of hits

From: Paul J. Lucas <pjl(at)not-real.ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon Mar 16 1998 - 19:16:40 GMT
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, ____Textpert Alert____ wrote:

> >> Does SWISH-E have the ability to display the context of found results? 
> >> If not, are there any plans to include this functionality?
> 
> > 	I certainly don't plan on adding it to SWISH++ since it would
> > 	balloon the size of the index file enormously.
> 
>   There is a 'FreeText' indexer and browsing application out there ... that
>   stores the context, i.e. some pre-selected number of characters worth
>   before and after each instance of a keyword.  It generated indexes that
>   were roughly the size of the data itself.

	I find that unacceptable.  Like I said, it balloons the size of
	the index file enormously.

	- Paul J. Lucas
	  NASA Ames Research Center		Caelum Research Corporation
	  Moffett Field, California		San Jose, California
	  <pjl AT ptolemy DOT arc DOT nasa DOT gov>
Received on Mon Mar 16 11:25:26 1998