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RE: Search "Aliasing"

From: <Rainer.Scherg(at)>
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 22:44:15 GMT
.. we discussed a similar feature "synonym search"
using something like a thesaurus some weeks ago.

But as far as I remember there was no strong need
for this at the moment...

I think there was a similar implementation done
within a cgi script.

Bill did you remember the points of our discussion?

cu - rainer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Schultz []
> Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 10:13 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [SWISH-E] Search "Aliasing"
> I've gotten a request to create an "aliasing" function
> for our web search engine. We use swish-e as part of a 
> jobs/resume database. A sample alias would be to treat SW
> and Software as equivalent and return all matches for
> both words when either is supplied as a search key.
> Doing this in the search scripts isn't horribly 
> difficult but it will lead to some pretty hairy search
> strings along with the potential errors that come from
> increased keyword complexity. 
> It seems like this would be more efficiently implemented 
> in swish-e itself. Any thoughts on the matter from the 
> development staff? Should this be done in swish-e or in 
> post-processing?
> Scott Schultz
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Received on Mon Feb 5 22:47:52 2001