[sword-devel] Comming soon: new improved sword searching
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 19:58:35 +0600
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Leon Brooks 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).
Add a new search operator, may be #word.
If libSword encounters a new word with this character it should call front-end
supplied callback which would asks us about how to search this.
E.g., we type:
son & #child
what is search expression for "child"?
child | children
The next time when we type "child" (not sure whether to require to precede it
with #) computer remembers that it should be searched as "child | children".
Then we can ask users to send us their (if high quality) databases and merge
these. Hopefully we will have a big database of the most often searched
Victor Porton (firstname.lastname@example.org)