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RE: HTML vs. HTML2

From: Don Fike <fike(at)not-real.cs.utk.edu>
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 20:29:05 GMT
It appears that the difference in the word count is coming from HTML
returning words with in comment tags <!--  -->  and HTML2 does not return
these.

Thanks,


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley [mailto:moseley@hank.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 3:09 PM
To: fike@cs.utk.edu; Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: [SWISH-E] HTML vs. HTML2


At 11:23 AM 08/01/02 -0700, Don Fike wrote:
>Doing indexing with HTML2 I get fewer words indexed than with HTML.
>Isn't HTML2 the recommended parser?  Is there a known reason for the
>difference?

Yes, they are different parsers.

I've recommended this before, but build both indexes, then do something like

  ./swish-e -f index1 -T INDEX_WORDS_ONLY | sort > index1.words
  ./swish-e -f index2 -T INDEX_WORDS_ONLY | sort > index2.words
  diff index1.words index2.words

Then use swish to lookup the files of the words that don't match.  You will
likely find why the HTML2 parser is better (or rather where HTML parser is
broken).


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Bill Moseley
mailto:moseley@hank.org
Received on Thu Aug 1 20:35:57 2002