Well, for this example, you could use mySQL, but really, I would be 
looking to utilise this on any database. Personally, I don't think this 
would be database dependent (unless you have other ideas).


On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 08:46  PM, John W. Holmes wrote:

> What database are you using?
> ---John Holmes...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Adam Royle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2:09 AM
>> Subject: [PHP-DB] Advanced search scripts
>> I was wondering if anyone has some resources (links or scripts) on
>> 'advanced site searches'. Something that is similar to the way regular
>> search engines process requests.
>> ie.   "phrase or two" word +required -"not included"
>> Also, returning details of that search, say for example returning 10
> words
>> before and 10 words after and displaying it in search results. The
> ability
>> to search similar words (eg. ignoring punctuation) would be cool
> aswell.
>> I am interested in this for database (all text fields), and also
> searching
>> text files on filesystem.
>> Now, I'm not trying to recreate Google or anything, and this is just
> for
>> my own research (at this time), but I eventually would like to be able
> to
>> create a smarter site searching engine.
>> Can anyone give suggestions? or any links to tutorials (or books)
>> I have used regex a little bit before, but not in PHP (only ASP and
>> JavaScript).
>> Adam

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