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Under construction: a site index.
2003-02-14: I'm trying to come up with a ranking system for search results. One idea is that for an OR search, the ratio of found to not-found terms is used.
Sample search query: -eggs +"binhex info" hqx 'fun'
- Use double quotes for phrase (ignoring case)
- Use single quotes for case-sensitive word or phrase
- For advanced query, "+" = must contain, "-" = must not contain
Unary Truth Table:
||Error: no search term|
||OR search: (example: foo bar baz)|
multi match incr. relevance
||AND search: (example: +foo +bar +baz)|
||AND/OR search: (example: +foo bar baz)|
1)Filter in; ORs increase relevance?
||NOT search: (example: -foo -bar -baz)|
||NOT/OR search: (example: -foo bar baz)|
1)Filter out; 2)OR search; multi match incr. relevance
||NOT/AND search: (example: -foo +bar +baz)|
1)Filter out; 2)Filter in
||NOT/AND/OR search: (example: -foo +bar baz)|
1)Filter out; 2)Filter in; 3)ORs incr. relevance?
Unary operator "+" means AND search (MUST contain)
Unary operator "-" means NOT search (must NOT contain)
No unary operator means OR search (SHOULD contain)
Parentheses, escaping of quotes, nearby operator, wildcards.
Search Method: Undecided (either a keyword-based XML file with built-in weightings, or the raw HTML files; former would be faster and ranked but limited to known keywords while latter would be slow and unranked but not limited)
Results Page: Not yet done