Re: [greenstone-users] Punctuation Marks in MGPP

From Katherine Don
DateThu, 04 Sep 2003 12:50:12 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Punctuation Marks in MGPP
In-Reply-To (1061785148-3f498e3c298cc-webmail-utoronto-ca)
hi kim

I have modified mgpp so that it ignores unknown tokens in the query string. this
will be available in the next release. I will send you the modified files in a
separate email.

katherine don wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently found that MGPP seems to react differently to various punctuation
> marks. For instance, if I am looking for the term: MGPP would just
> search for java, it simply ignore the period and the following term. However,
> if I search java,com (with a comma in between java and com), then MGPP would
> strip off that comma and search for 2 separate terms: java and com. If I put
> a hypen in between: java-com, then MGPP would search for 3 terms: java, - (the
> hyphen), and com.
> I know that Google would usually ignore all the punctuation marks. So how
> could I make MGPP to do the same thing? Even if not, I still would like to
> solve the problem with the period, which badly limit the searching capability
> of greenstone. As stated in the above paragraph, MGPP would ignore the part of
> the query staring from the period.
> Thank you for your advice,
> Kim Hsieh
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