[Wasabi Proposal] XML desktop query language

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 22:06:35 PST 2007

2007/1/18, Fabrice Colin <fabrice.colin at gmail.com>:
> On 1/17/07, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Regarding the user-level language now. Perhaps "flying Dutchman" would
> mean
> > the unstemmed phrase (if supported), and 'flying Dutchman' (single
> quotes)
> > could allow for stemming. This is not completely standard, but it
> doesn't
> > break user expectation in horrible ways (as far as I can see).
> >
> I think it does. Double quotes usually express a phrase search.
> My opinion is we'd better leave stemming (and diacritic sensitivity) out
> and let
> each back-end play its specific strengths as it likes to find the best
> matches.

Ok, the basic idea was simply that both '- and "-quoted strings would be
phrase searches. Heuristically speaking " would be a hint to the search
engine to be a little stricter on the matching than a '.

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