Re: [greenstone-devel] Soundex Searches

From Katherine Don
DateMon, 23 Feb 2004 14:51:09 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Soundex Searches
In-Reply-To (EEEHJKJAKJKEIDADIIEGOEAOCCAA-roger-shelvey-lillydown-co-uk)

I don't know of anyone working on anything like this.

You could implement it in Greenstone. You would need the Soundex algorithm,
and you would need to use it at indexing time and querying time.
During indexing, you could run the algorithm over the documents to generate
codes for each word, and index these codes in a separate index.

Then when you are searching via soundex, you would generate the codes for the
query and query the soundex index instead of the normal one.

If you decide to implement this, I can help you to work out the best way to
integrate it in Greenstone. Generation of a soundex index would be a great
option to have for collection building and querying.

Katherine Don

Roger Shelvey wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm using Greenstone for a Local History project and been asked if words
> (specifically names and places)
> in the documents could be matched using a Soundex, or similar, system - to
> allow for the vagaries of spelling
> used in the past.
> Anyone done/working on this?
> Regards,
> Roger Shelvey
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