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[nycphp-talk] Advanced Search Techniques

joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com
Fri Apr 11 15:00:25 EDT 2003


If your search terms are in a database you could search with LIKE. Some databases can search for things that sound like something, too.

Josh

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Mark Armendariz wrote:

> I just pulled in a gig (finally).  They are building a literary
> reference guide. 
>  
> Well, while planning they hit me with something I'm not too versed in.
> 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?
>  
> Thanks!!
>  
> Mark
>  
> 
> 
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