Re: [htdig] boolean query


Benjamin Smedberg (41smedberg@cua.edu)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:00:44 -0500


>At 5:42 AM -0500 3/11/99, Cody Kwok wrote:
>>Hi , I'm just wondering if someone can enlighten me on boolean
>>searches. I can't translate an altavista query with
>>required and optional keywords into a boolean query, e.g. in
>>"+linux +intel pc" linux and intel are required but pc is
>>optional.
>
>"(linux and intel) or pc"
>
>As it says on http://www.htdig.org/TODO.html, we'd like to add Alta-Vista
>style parsing as well.

I don't think that will work...wouldn't that return any page with 'pc'? The
only way I can see to do that search in boolean is:

linux and intel and (linux or pc)

This way, linux and intel are required, and pc is optional but improves the
ranking.

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