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Re: how to do manual suggestions (best bets) in swish-e?

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Wed Jun 30 2004 - 00:28:59 GMT
Hi Avi,

Can you give some example URLs at

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 03:34:20PM -0700, Avi Rappoport wrote:
> Hi all,
> Most of the enterprise search engines are now supporting a manual 
> suggestion (best bets) feature, so the most frequent queries can be 
> handled in standard ways.  I couldn't find it on the web site or in 
> the docs.
> If SWISH-E doesn't support it now, I'm sure it's reasonably easy to 
> do in Perl with the templates.  Essentially, you keep an XML file 
> with the query word(s), the url, and any title/description HTML the 
> admin wants displayed, then do a quick lookup on that and show 
> anything that matches.  They use it on and so on.  It's a good 
> supplement to automatic search logic which is pretty limited in most 
> cases.
> I want to recommend SWISH-E to a client but they need this feature 
> and might be willing to pay for it.
> Avi

Bill Moseley

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