[greenstone-devel] Phrase searching in combined field

From xiaohu@uiuc.edu
DateFri, 15 Aug 2003 19:31:02 -0500
Subject [greenstone-devel] Phrase searching in combined field
Hi,

I am building a collection with 5 searching fields: Date, Topic, People...., and another searching field combining all above fields. It is named "All Key Words". I did that by adding a line in the collect.cfg file:

collectionmeta .document:Title,Subject,Building,People,Organization "All key words"

However, this combined field doesn't support phrase searching. For the same phrase "McCoy, Robb", searching the "People" field can get correct result; but nothing will be searched out if using the "All Key Words" field. Please try
http://europa.iwu.edu/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=argus8&ct=0&l=en&w=iso-8859-1

The "All Key Words" field works for everything except for phrase searching. When I got rid of the quotation marks of the above query, it works correctly.

I think all the fields use the same mechanics (post-retrieval scan) for phrase searching, but why every single field can work but the combined one can't? Is there any method to fix it?

Thank you very much!

Have a nice weekend!

Xiao