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RE: [SWISH-E:353] SWISH++ 1.2 released

From: Jon <lists(at)>
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 16:06:40 GMT
I'll look at your URL in a moment, but as I really like your ideas
about stopwords, I need to know about the availability for the Win32
platform... One of the fixes that I read about for Win32 had to do
with a datatype that turned out to be a bug, but that would just be
ignored on Unix, although it would affect search results.


Jon S. Jaques

> 	I've released SWISH++ 1.2.  It's available via the
> SWISH-E page
> 	or via my software page:
> 	------------
> 	1. SWISH++ now stores the list of stop-words in the generated
> 	   index file so they can be ignored on searches later.
> 	   Previosuly, using a stop-word in a query would always yield
> 	   0 results since the stop-word isn't in the index.  After
> 	   thinking about it, this is just plain stupid.
> 	   Unlike SWISH-E, however, the *specific* stop-word(s) is/are
> 	   reported, but then disregarded for the query that
> is *still*
> 	   performed.
> 	2. You can now specify the number of files to reserve
> space for
> 	   on the command line for "index" overriding the default.
> 	3. You can now specify the number of lines to look into a file
> 	   for HTML <TITLE> tags on the command line for "index"
> 	   overriding the default.
> 	4. Added default values to usage messages.
> 	---------
> 	1. The detection of malformed queries was completely
> broken.  I
> 	   don't see how this went undetected for this long.
> 	- 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 Thu Jul 9 09:22:02 1998