Re: [htdig] Questions....


Subject: Re: [htdig] Questions....
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 16 2000 - 19:29:16 PST


At 6:01 PM +0100 12/15/00, anders.stroemberg@vv.se wrote:
>I wonder how the search engine works. Is it possible to truncate words
>(e.g.techn*), and how then?

Yes, using the prefix or substring fuzzy algorithms:
<http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#search_algorithm>

>Can you search only for endings of words, like (e.g. *echnical)?

Yes, with the substring fuzzy algorithm.

>And how do you search with boolean expressions?

Set method to "boolean" in either the form or the config file, then
you can do whatever you want, e.g.:

(dog and cat) not (snake or turtle)

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

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