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Re: searching for search

  • From: Michael Fuller <msf@m...>
  • To: xml-dev@i...
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 11:32:31 +1000

Re: searching for search
On Mon, May 24, 1999 at 12:07:09PM +1000, Marcelo Cantos wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 1999 at 11:31:43PM +0200, Edward C. Zimmermann wrote:
> > > - in general, what are the features that push a technology
> > > into another level of complexity and why (i.e. what is so
> > > hard here?)
> > Designing fulltext engines is not difficult :-)
> 
> Making them updateable, small and fast is.
[...]
> Here is a list of features that have the potential to push complexity
> (the list is neither comprehensive, nor in any particular order):
[...]

Not, to mention Unicode support, hmmm?
Normalization of combining forms, exact/fuzzy matching, directionality, ...

Unicode aside, cross-lingual suppport in general.

Querying of hyper-linked data (including, but not limited to, web data).

Michael
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