[sword-devel] Searching for hyphenated words?
chris at burrell.me.uk
Sun Mar 3 06:36:51 MST 2013
I still think normalisation of what is searched for would be good, in that
it basically means the user sees the results that he is looking for.
I understand the concern for backwards compatibility and perhaps that means
frontends should be able to turn this normalisation off. But looking ahead,
for new front-ends, front-ends that can make rebuilding indexes part of the
upgrade to a new version and for all new downloads of frontends, this has
to be a benefit.
Not normalising, seems to me like perpetuating an existing problem into all
new downloads from this day forth. Or am I missing something?
On 3 March 2013 12:53, Jonathan Morgan <jonmmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another possibly related normalisation problem which BPBible at least has
> an open issue about is Caesar vs. Cæsar. Theoretically I guess you want
> either search to match both forms. I don't know how Lucene etc. deals with
> this (if at all).
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:48 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com>wrote:
>> In the KJV module, if you want to search for [say] the hyphenated name
>> "Maher–shalal–hash–baz", you first have to be aware that this module uses
>> the ndash in place of the hyphen.
>> btw. It's not so easy to enter the ndash from a keyboard, and probably
>> harder in an Android tablet or mobile.
>> If you use ordinary hyphen/minus for the search key hyphen for this
>> you don't find anything with "Exact phrase".
>> If you use "Multi-word", you do find "Maher" highlighted in the found
>> (e.g. using Xiphos).
>> For modules in general, however, the user cannot usually know in advance
>> whether hyphenated words use the ndash, the hyphen or something else.
>> Has anyone else looked into this aspect of the search feature?
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