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Re: Phrase search

From: Jose Manuel Ruiz <jmruiz(at)>
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 07:42:53 GMT

Thank you,
I will take it. 
Finally, yesterday, I got an alpha version wich implements "phrase
search" based on 1.3.2. From now on, I will begin to work with your

Now, I have several aditional doubts about phrase search.

1- How can be result of a phrase search ranked?
2- Searching 'Joe and Mary' It is not posible because and
is a reserved word. I think using "<and>", "<or>", "<not>"
will make things easier but this is major change for all
the cgi programs working up to day.
3- File index get bigger. Although the numeric compress function
used works fine, specially with small files, more memory is
needed when reading word positions into memory. Any ideas?

I think it will not be difficult to add a "near" operator. 
I mean, searching for a word wich is as least n positions far
from the other. Could it be interesting?

Have a nice day

SRE wrote:
> At 11:44 AM 4/3/00 -0700, Jose Manuel Ruiz wrote:
> >Now, I am going to make some changes to search.c for
> >implementing the "phrase search" but I am working
> >with 1.3.2 code. So, if there is a more recent version,
> >can anybody send it to me?
> My latest effort is at:
> (from 25 Feb 2000)
> This code is in the process of being tested by the developers...
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Jose Manuel Ruiz Ramos

Jefe de Area Informatica
Boletin Oficial del Estado
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Madrid 28050
Received on Tue Apr 4 03:43:49 2000