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Re: word fragment stemming

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Thu Mar 20 2003 - 18:40:12 GMT
On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, john cooper wrote:

> Hi,
> Could you not just alter each search word to end in a 'wildcard' symbol, 
> before searching, so that "hosp app"
> would actually search for "hosp* app*"?
> If they do use full words it will still work.

Wild card searches use a different way of searching the index in swish, so
it can be slower.

It would be better to teach the users of the search engine how to use it.

One option might be to search for the word, and if you get no results do
something like:

    No results found for "hosp" -- search for "hosp*"?

Bill Moseley
Received on Thu Mar 20 18:43:53 2003