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Re: Stemming problem, I think

From: Robert Stoeber <Robert(at)>
Date: Thu Dec 29 2005 - 03:13:41 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 06:34:14PM -0800, Robert Stoeber wrote:
>>However, one company that's not happy is called MicroE Systems.
>>When I search for MicroE the results are a bunch of documents
>>containing micro and micros, but MicroE is far down the list.  Why
>>doesn't the exact match rank highest?
>>Even putting quotes around the name as "MicroE Systems" gives me
>>other companies called Micro Systems apparently ranking higher than
>>the string I searched for.
> Stemming is done at indexing time, not at search time.  Microe,
> micros, and micro all stem to the same word.
> Try:
>     BuzzWords microe
> Might mess up term highlighting

Perfect!  That seems to have solved the problem.  The exact matches,
and only the exact matches are found now.

You're right that the buzzword is not highlighted, but I don't care
about that as much as finding this company properly.

Thanks very much for the prompt response.
Received on Wed Dec 28 19:13:43 2005