[Wasabi Proposal] XML desktop query language

Fabrice Colin fabrice.colin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 00:02:54 PST 2007

On 1/17/07, Jean-Francois Dockes <jean-francois.dockes at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Jos van den Oever writes:
>  > I get  the feeling that this is a point on which people will always
>  > disagree, so I'll just say that my experience is difference. If I want
>  > to look for both 'example' and 'examples', I use example*. You're
>  > right that since some time Google has enabled stemming, so I have to
>  > use '+example' quite often when I want to search. So we could vote on
>  > having it on per default or not.
> Ok, and I see that after checking, and to my surprise, neither Apple Search
> Kit nor MSN Search seem to use stemming, so I guess that we either need an
> interface to let the user set this kind of preference, or let the
> backend use its own default.
I would prefer this to be back-end specific. For stemming to be useful, you need
to know what the language of the query is. Another can of worms...


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