A lot of folks who do "power searches," say, librarians or other trained
researchers, familiar with the bells and whistles of more powerful search
engines, will want a simple operator for proximity, with the ability to
specify proximity depth:

For example:

Lexis-Nexis:    Sean w/2 Upton  (where w/2 is within 2 words)
                        Also, lexis doesn't count stop-words in proximity
indexes.
Folio/Nextpage: "Sean Upton"@2

IMHO, the syntax is clean and very brief in the Lexis-Nexis case and should
suppliment a more generic 
        Sean ... Upton
style search.

Sean

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris McDonough [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 2:59 AM
To: Erik Enge
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: PossitionIndex (was: Re: [Zope-dev] ZCatalog phrase
indexingrevisited)


Erik Enge wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Chris McDonough wrote:
> 
> > Once you're satisfied with the implementation, would you be willing
> > submit the module to the collector?
> 
> Will do.  Have you thought about how users actually are to use
> exact-phrase?  What I'm thinking I will do here (currently I've only been
> testing explicitly with "adjoinedby" in the query) is to insert
> "adjoinedby" in phrased searches:
> 
>         "erik enge"    -> erik adjoinedby enge
>         erik ... enge  -> erik near enge
> 
> What do you think?

These both look like good spellings, and I think "erik near enge" would
be a good alias for "erik ... enge" as well..

- C

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