Subject: Re: [htdig] search for word fragments
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 12:46:34 PDT
According to Torsten Neuer:
> Tim Leggett wrote:
> > is there a way to allow searches for parts of words? not the fuzzy
> > prefix/suffix searches, but fragments. for example, my search of the
> > htdig.org site for 'Gil' returned no matches for 'Gilles'. Being a lazy
> > typist, I want to be able to search for, say, 'meta' and have the search
> > return docs that include 'metapath' (name of my company).
> With Ht://Dig this is called "prefix matching". However, you need to
> htsearch that the expression is used for prefix search. By default this
> is done by typing "some*" (which then should result in something,
> somewhat etc).
> For more information, refer to the documentation:
You may also want to have a look at the "substring" fuzzy match algorithm.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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