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Re: [Koha-devel] marc_word and searching

From: Stephen Hedges
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] marc_word and searching
Date: Fri Jun 4 05:53:00 2004
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Paul, Joshua has convinced me that 1 letter indexing produces better
results than anything else we've discussed so far.


Paul POULAIN said:
> Joshua Ferraro a écrit :
>>>>that we want to use for searches (we don't need all of them as you
>>>> pointed
>>>>out; for instance, we will never use 300 for a search).  So we have
>>>> three
>>>>basic tasks:
>>>another idea, that would be better maybe :
>>>replace ' by _.
>>>Thus, o'brian searches o_brian, that will be stored in the DB.
>>>The only limit is that a search on brian won't be successful. Tell me if
>>>it's a problem.
>>>Otherwise, we could add a 'index also 1 letter words', but, imho, ONLY
>>>with the 'do not index this subfield feature'.
>>It seems to me like indexing on single-character words will lead to a
>> more
>>accurate search--though the marc_word table will be a bit bloated.  I
>> suppose
>>we should also think about other punctuation marks too--do we change them
>>all to _ or do we leave them in the database?
> So... what do we decide here ? Joshua seems to prefer 1 letter indexing.
> Is there anyone having an opinion on this topic ?
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