Re: [htdig] searching uncompleted words


Subject: Re: [htdig] searching uncompleted words
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 07:42:42 PDT


At 5:10 PM +0300 6/14/00, Peter Peltonen wrote:
>But when I search "the word "newbi" I don't get any search. And I really
>would like htdig to find newbie with the search word newbi, because in
>Finnish we have a lots of words that are connected together... Like the
>word "matkapuhelin" (cellular phone in Finnish) is made of two words
>"matka" (means travel) and "puhelin" (means phone). So I'd want htdig to
>find word "matkapuhelin" if I search with word "puhelin".

You want either the substring or prefix fuzzy algorithms.

See (among others):
<http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#search_algorithm>
<http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#prefix_match_character>

Cheers,

--
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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