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Re: aliasing the search in swish-e

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Wed Jun 21 2006 - 16:49:51 GMT
the best way to get results for certain words is to make sure they are 
in the document set. There's no sense of a word 'alias' in swish-e. You 
either need to add those words to your documents (usually via a filter 
when indexing), or add logic in your searching code to search for 
'mailfilter' whenever any of the other magic words appear in a query string.

your last requirement, showing all 'mailfilter' matches when there are 
no hits for the original query, needs to be done in the search code 
anyway, so that might be the best place to do everything.

you don't mention if you are using any of the supplied scripts: 
swish.cgi, search.cgi, etc.


sivabalakrishnan scribbled on 6/19/06 7:17 AM:
> Hello,=20
> I am using swish-e 2.4.3 for searching in my web. I have the word =
> "mailfilter" in some documents in my web. So indexing my web and search =
> for "mailfilter" results the pages which has the mailfilter. But i am in =
> need to create some aliases like,  if a user types the word "Mail =
> filter" or "mail" or "filter" or "vmailfilter" and searches which are =
> not in my web pages, it should automaticall show all the pages of =
> "mailfilter".
> Please guide me how to do this with swish-e.
> Thanks in advance .
> -siva
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Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Wed Jun 21 09:49:52 2006