Re: Index vs. Search? (take III)

Subject: Re: Index vs. Search? (take III)
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:41:06 -0700

stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:
> It may be trivial to include a thesaurus lookup function as part of an online search, though I doubt it. (Look at Google; do you see any evidence of synonym matching in their search results?)

No, but scripted searches with multiple search terms are possible using
the google engine and PHP or Javascript or . ...

So just use one script to retrieve alternate words from your thesaurus,
another to plug the results into a search. Then sit back and experience
information overload of yer own devise :-)


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