htdig: Trying to use metaphone or soundex


Toivo Pedaste (toivo@ucs.uwa.edu.au)
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 16:22:15 +0800


I ran htfuzzy specifying soundex and metaphone and it did produce some
index files

-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 312246272 Sep 18 09:46 db.docdb
-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 10094592 Sep 18 09:46 db.docs.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 8484864 Sep 18 15:50 db.metaphone.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 4533248 Sep 18 15:51 db.soundex.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 430371314 Sep 18 09:32 db.wordlist
-rw-r--r-- 1 toivo 20010 287316992 Sep 18 09:32 db.words.db

However I cann't get any sensible matches from them, whatever spelling
error I try in the search word I can't get a match for the real word,
in fact if I configure soundex and metaphone as the only search
methods it doesn't find words that are exact matches.

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