Re: [htdig] multiple word synonyms

Subject: Re: [htdig] multiple word synonyms
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 12:50:24 PST

On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Cathy Smith wrote:

> Hi, I scanned the various FAQ's and didn't see anything on this. Can we
> have a list of synonyms that include multiple words? For example...
> sst --> sea surface temperature

I'm afraid not at the moment. What you really want are synonyms ->
phrases. But in the 3.1.x code, phrase searching isn't supported and at
the moment in the 3.2 code, the synonym code hasn't been rewritten to
allow phrase synonyms. (On the scale of things to do, it wouldn't be hard,
but unless someone volunteers to help out with that, it will have to

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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