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Re: [SWISH-E:231] Problems with keyword search

From: Gordon K Smyth <gks(at)>
Date: Thu Apr 09 1998 - 00:40:27 GMT

My understanding is that SWISH does not search meta tags unless
specifically requested to.  To search for "blue green" in the topic tag,
you would have to set up your search form to send the command line

   swish-e -f index -w topic=blue topic=green

in order for it to look in the topic tag at all.  To search the body *as
well as* the topic tag, you would have to send

  swish-e -f index -w topic=blue topic=green blue green


At 05:14 PM 4/8/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I recently downloaded and compiled swish-e on a Sun SuperSPARCstation20 
>running Sun Solaris 2.5.1.  Everything seems to work fine except that the 
>keyword search is not returning accurate results.  For example, if I have 
>a meta tag such as:
><META name="topic" content="blue, green, white, orange, purple">
>A keyword search will return a positive result when the values are 
>searched individually, but not when more than one value is searched--i.e. 
>positive results when searching for "blue" but not "blue green" or "blue 
>purple white"
Received on Wed Apr 8 17:47:48 1998