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  Better Search Engine Design: Beyond Algorithms
Subject:   Synonyms
Date:   2003-08-27 19:46:24
From:   anonymous2
We have implemented quite a lot of these ideas on a large corporate Intranet, and have had excellent results, especially with the Best Bets concept. I just wanted to query your synonym expansion example. It reads as if the Boolean connector AND is placed between the words to create a new search string. In fact, I think what you want is to return results using a search string constructed as 'rabbits OR bunnies'. A search on 'rabbits AND bunnies' would return less results that a search on 'rabbits'.
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  • Fixed!
    2003-08-28 13:27:45  chromatic | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Good catch. It was a typo and it's fixed in the article now. Thank you.