[sword-devel] Comming soon: new improved sword searching

Joel Mawhorter sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 08 Sep 2002 19:34:02 -0700

On September 8, 2002 13:32, Chris Little wrote:
> Good points.  It's even more important in some languages that have unusual
> inflectional morphology, like infixation (think of marking -ed for past
> tense in the middle of the word) and suprafixation (e.g. tone differences
> marking tense or person).  You probably COULD do these with &'s and |'s,
> but it would be more intuitive & simpler to construct a regex (at least to
> anyone who had ever seen a regex).

If the regular expressions are just matched against individual words then this 
could be implemented. The only thing that can't be done very easily or very 
well with indexed searching is regular expressions that span several words. 
This type of searching has to be done against the actual text.