XML Search Engine

Fernando Cabral fernando at pix.com.br
Thu Nov 5 18:52:39 GMT 1998

Borden, Jonathan wrote:

> As you say Word/Character proximity searching is not that interesting, and
> if this is desired, XML doesn't have much to add to the current equation

I beg to disagree twice. a) proximity search is very important for any
one searchingany reasonably-sized database with a variety of texts; b) XML can
help a lot,
even thou most non-XML capable search engines can already offer proximity

We have bee able to solve quite a number of problems using proximity. If we
did not have it we could still be able to solve those problems albeit spending
much more effort, time, intelligence and CPU cicles.

- fernando

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