[ic] "Fuzzy" searching
kevin at cursor.biz
Wed Mar 28 18:23:17 EST 2007
Grant <emailgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Has anyone implemented Swish or any other method for "fuzzy"
> > > searching? Swish describes fuzzy searching this way:
> > >
> > > Word stemming, soundex, metaphone, and double-metaphone indexing for
> > > "fuzzy" searching
> > >
> > > I'm mainly interested in dealing with the plural/singular problem.
> > >
> > I am using "FuzzyIndexingMode Stemming_en2" with Swish-e on my RTFM
> > website. No problems at all.
> I'm actually hoping to search the title and description fields of my
> products table. Would Swish work well for that or is it mainly
> designed to crawl and index HTML pages?
There are no "pages" in the RTFM website. All of the text is in
various database tables. Crawling tables is just as easy as crawling
HTML pages. In fact, it's quicker and easier to select from a table.
> Besides fuzzy searching, I'm eager to get something to match the
> search "big widgets" to the description "big blue widgets". I'm
> currently using op=rm to search and it doesn't seem to make that
I use "op=aq", and I'm happy with that.
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