[sword-devel] [Wiki Frontend comparison] Proximity searches

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sat Feb 28 16:42:05 MST 2009

On Feb 28, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:

> It appears that all clucene/lucene capable frontends can do  
> proximity searches. BpBible exposes this via its GUI, others rely on  
> the clucene/lucene syntax.
> Q: Is there anything particular about bpbible's proximity searches  
> or do I simply use the wrong syntax?
> I get on the ABU in xiphos for the following search "god love"~15 32  
> results, but on bpbible with a proximity search limited to 15 words  
> distance I get 56 hits.
> Looking at the list I am find only single verse references in  
> xiphos, but my understanding is that crossboundary searches should  
> be possible.
> What am I doing wrong? Or is in fact crossboundary search not  
> possible in other frontends?
> Thanks

Bible Desktop/JSword (thus AlKitab and FireBible) have proximity  
searches across verse boundaries. The syntax is reminiscent of Lucene,  
but a bit different.
Aaron ~3 Moses will find all verses with Aaron within 3 verses of Moses.

All the front ends have proximity searches within a verse when using  
lucene. I'm not sure of the syntax, but it is listed on the Lucene  

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