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Re: Searching for a phrase...

From: FISHER,JOSEPH (Non-HP-Roseville,ex1) <joseph_fisher(at)>
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 22:11:16 GMT
Hi Bill,

Oh well...

I had installed the newer version, but my pointers were still referencing
the old executable...

Now that I've modified those pointers, I get an error message when I attempt
to run the HTML executable...

     	Sorry, nothing found.
	(err: Couldn't open the property file
"/index/swish-e/swish-e-indx/WFM.indx.prop". No such file or directory.)

This is the first time I've heard of a ".prop" file...

How is this file created and configured?

Thanks in advance, and have a great day...

Joe Fisher

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley []
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 13:10
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: Searching for a phrase...

At 12:54 PM 08/15/01 -0700, FISHER,JOSEPH (Non-HP-Roseville,ex1) wrote:
>I should say that; my HTML-based search engine in working as it's supposed
>to... Except that it doesn't work with "enclosed phrases"...
>On the other hand, my command line search doesn't seem to be working at
>all... That's not really a problem for me, as ALL of my users will use the
>HTML interface...

Huh?  I'm not sure what the difference is between the command line search
and the html-based search you mention.

>Here's a copy of my command line output:
>--> ../swish-e/swish-e -w '"Contract Role"' -f ./WFM.indx
># SWISH format 1.3

Maybe you are not running a version of swish that even supports phrase

Try upgrading to at least 2.0.5.

>One other concern...
>In Unix, characters are Case Sensitive...
>Are characters Case Sensitive in SWISH-E?


>I tried a different "phrase" search, using the following phrase: "retrieval
>slow when using"...
># Search words: "retrieval slow using"

>Notice that the word "when" was ommitted from the search string... I typed
>"retrieval slow when using", but the search engine only shows "retrieval
>slow using"... This is NOT an exact match...

Looks like the stop word was removed.  This is normal and to be expected.

>When using quotes, the search engine should NOT remove un-indexed words...

Why do you say that?  If "when" is a stop word, then it's not indexed.  So
then you would not want to use it in a search -- phrase or not -- otherwise
the search would fail.

Bill Moseley
Received on Wed Aug 15 22:11:42 2001