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Re: OCR/Double Metaphone phrase issue

From: Erik Corry <erik(at)>
Date: Mon Nov 18 2002 - 16:02:26 GMT
On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 07:23:36AM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Or the parser needs to generate a recursive data structure with flags on
> each word to indicate things like being in a phrase.

I think a simple tree like:

    enum operator {and, andnot, or, near, adjacent, leaf};

    typedef struct _search_phrase {
	operator o;
	struct _search_phrase *left;   /* only on non-leaf */
	struct _search_phrase *right;
	char *word;                    /* only on leaf */
    } search_expr;

would be fine.  Ie you are not flagging the individual words.

Then you can do a generate_list function:

   match_list *
   generate_list(search_expr *expr)
       switch (expr->o) {
           case and:
	       match_list *left = generate_list(expr->left);
	       match_list *right = generate_list(expr->right);
	       return(and_lists(left, right));

Erik Corry
Received on Mon Nov 18 16:02:43 2002