On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Mark Fuller-ACUS10 wrote:
> (I assume from this response Swish-E doesn't display context?).
> I don't know what sort of overhead would be involved.
Copying the first 50-100 words of every file into the index.
> I believe GLIMPSE shows context, but not sure how the index size compares to
> Swish-E, but they don't seem ridiculous in size. If such were possible in
> Swish-E it would be nice to have it as a configurable option at least
But it works well only for HTML (assuming you parse out any
files, so it's of less use.
Also note that there is a difference between "context" and
"synopsis": the latter is what most search engines do, i.e.,
give you the first 50-100 words of a file; the former gives you
50-100 words *around* the hit word. The former is harder to do.
- Paul J. Lucas
NASA Ames Research Center Caelum Research Corporation
Moffett Field, California San Jose, California
<pjl AT ptolemy DOT arc DOT nasa DOT gov>
Received on Fri Mar 13 08:02:11 1998