[nycphp-talk] Advanced Search Techniques
shiflett at php.net
Fri Apr 11 14:31:56 EDT 2003
--- Mark Armendariz <nyphp at enobrev.com> wrote:
> They want to eventually have something they called "fingerprint"
> searching. The term alone meant nothing to me (beyond the obvious -
> which google agreed with).
> Basically it has something to do with using synonyms and misspellings
> and all types of other fun algorithms to find what a user is looking
> for. Does anyone hear have any experience with such things, or maybe
> know where to look?
I'm not sure about synonyms, but support for misspelled words can typically be
achieved with the Levenshtein algorithm, and PHP supports that:
Hope that helps.
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