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Re: [SWISH-E:430] Re: Indexing/Searching for Plurals

From: Paul J. Lucas <pjl(at)not-real.ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Tue Aug 11 1998 - 22:51:16 GMT
On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Frank Heasley wrote:

> Programmers who want their systems to be useful need to understand these
> foibles, and to understand how to use the intelligence of these powerful
> machines to compensate for them.

	And I don't see why a one line instruction such as:

		Use * after a word for wildcards, e.g.
		"librar*" to match any one of "library,"
		"librarian, " or "libraries."

	isn't understandable even by Joe Sixpack.

	- Paul
Received on Tue Aug 11 16:00:53 1998