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Re: Synonyms (again)

From: Brad Miele <brad(at)>
Date: Tue Feb 10 2004 - 18:04:56 GMT

Our "Idea Guy(tm)" has tried to rope me into this one a few times. Since I
was able to successfully deflect the "Idea Guy(tm)", he actually went off
and built some pretty cool proof of concept solutions. Mostly web centric

At the risk of making the "Idea Guy(tm)" misconstrue interest, i will see
if I can dig up some examples for you.

 Brad Miele
 Technology Director
 (207) 828-8787 x110

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absolutely not.
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On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Greg Fenton wrote:

> I searched the mail list archives and see that a couple of times in the
> past few years the topic of "search synonyms" has come up.
> The idea is to have a list of words that map onto a search phrase.  So
> for example, searching for "db" would perform a search for "db OR
> database".  I'd need the synonym database to be updatable, though not
> necessarily dynamically (e.g. I am not opposed to rebuilding a SWISH-E
> index).
> I'm sure this could be done easily enough at the CGI/mod_perl layer
> thereby avoiding an index rebuild.  I just am not sure that this is the
> best place to start such a feature.
> Before I go off developing this system I'd like to hear other people's
> input or experiences [or feature requests  :-) ]
> Thanks in advance,
> greg_fenton.
> =====
> Greg Fenton
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Received on Tue Feb 10 10:04:57 2004