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Re: FTS comments

From: Kai Gro▀johann <kai.grossjohann@uni-duisburg.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:22:05 +0100
To: "Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <84bs013t7m.fsf@lucy.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de>

"Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com> writes:

>>   I think that the user really wishes to do phrase search.
>> 
>>   All the above specifications are just (poor) approximations on that
>>   goal.  I don't think that the user wishes to think about the word
>>   order or the number of intervening stopwords that are allowed. 
>
> I agree with you, certainly as far as the average end user is
> concerned. But the "power users", professional librarians and the
> like, seem to want this fine-grained control.

Yes.  I think (hope) I said elsewhere in that message that I don't
want to take these capabilities out, just like wildcards are still
present even though the FTS extensions allow stemming.

-- 
The passive voice should never be used.
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