Re: [htdig] Precise Fuzziness

Subject: Re: [htdig] Precise Fuzziness
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Sat Nov 27 1999 - 12:48:43 PST

At 3:46 AM -0800 11/22/99, Dave Melton wrote:
>vowels to indicate certain sounds. I've been experimenting with
>soundex and metaphone, but if I turn the weighting up enough that it
>has any effect, I get far too many bogus matches to be useful.

I would guess you might need a custom fuzzy to do what you want.

>Is there any way to manually define a specific set of matching rules?
>If search strings could contain regular expressions, I could do what
>I want by modifying the search string before htsearch sees it. Are
>there any other ways to accomplish this kind of thing?

No, there isn't a way to manually define a set of matching rules, but
that's a good idea.

It would help if you could elaborate on your use of regex. The
current development code does support regex, but I'm not sure what
your plan is.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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