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Re: [SWISH-E:289] Re: Swish comments

From: Ron Klatchko <ron(at)>
Date: Fri May 08 1998 - 17:57:37 GMT
Paul J. Lucas wrote:
> > Otherwise when searching for "fee fie foe foo", documents containing "fee fie
> > foo" but not the stopword "foe" will be returned - and people will think the
> > search engine is faulty.  If swish++ says "#Ignored: foe" then there will
> > be no misunderstanding.
>         I've never seen Alta Vista do that.  People like Alta Vista just
>         fine.  In practice, 99.9% of users won't even notice.

I'm only speaking for myself, but that practices drives me f***ing
nuts.  If I specify a mandatory terms, I either want it to appear in
every document or (at an absolute minimum) a notice that the term is
being ignored.

              Ron Klatchko - Senior Software Engineer
         UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management
Received on Fri May 8 11:06:36 1998