Upgraded WAIS server for OMIM

francois at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu francois at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu
Thu Dec 17 15:46:04 EST 1992


This is to announce that the Online Mendeleian Inheritance
in Man WAIS server has been upgraded to include the recently
released modifications made by Tim Gauslin and Don Gilbert
to the server code. 

Below I have included the note that was included in the
modification package. Highlights of these modifications 
include support for boolean and phrase searching. Also
I have included a plural stemmer into the WAIS server.

francois

Francois Schiettecatte
Software Engineer
Welch Medical Library
Johns Hopkins University
Internet: francois at library.welch.jhu.edu
Phone	: (410) 955-7581




This WAIS service sports several zippy modifications.  These include
boolean operators 'and' and 'not', partial word matches,
literal phrase matches, and extended number of results.

Boolean searches: The terms 'and' and 'not' are effective 
    in modifying the query.   For example,
    
    Query: red and green not blue
    Result: just those records with both the words 'red' and 'green',
            excluding all records with the word 'blue'.
            
Partial words:  The asterisk (*) applied at the end of
    a partial word will match all documents with words that 
    start with the partial word.  For example,
    
    Query: hum*
    Result: all records with 'hum', 'hummingbird', 'human',
            'humbug', etc.
            
Literal phrases:  If quotes (') or double quotes (\") surrounding
     a phrase, it will match that phrase exactly.  For example,
     
     Query: 'red rooster-39'
     Result:  only those records with the the full string
            'red rooster-39' will be matched.

     There are some practical limits on this.  The first part
     of a literal must be a word that is otherwise indexed.
     Thus your literal cannot start with a symbol or other
     word delimiter.  Within quotes, the boolean operators
     and the partial word key are not active.
     
These features can generally be mixed in a query, for example:
     Query:  'Df(32)-[34]red' and hum* not Brown        




Newsgroups: alt.wais
Subject: New WAIS support for OMIM

This is to announce that the Online Mendelian Inheritance
in Man WAIS server has been upgraded to include the recently
released modifications made by Tim Gauslin and Don Gilbert
to the server code.

Below I have included the note that was included in the
modification package. Highlights of these modifications
include support for boolean and phrase searching. Also
I have included a plural stemmer into the WAIS server.

francois

Francois Schiettecatte
Software Engineer
Welch Medical Library
Johns Hopkins University
Internet: francois at library.welch.jhu.edu
Phone   : (410) 955-7581




This WAIS service sports several zippy modifications.  These include
boolean operators 'and' and 'not', partial word matches,
literal phrase matches, and extended number of results.

Boolean searches: The terms 'and' and 'not' are effective
    in modifying the query.   For example,

    Query: red and green not blue
    Result: just those records with both the words 'red' and 'green',
            excluding all records with the word 'blue'.

Partial words:  The asterisk (*) applied at the end of
    a partial word will match all documents with words that
    start with the partial word.  For example,

    Query: hum*
    Result: all records with 'hum', 'hummingbird', 'human',
            'humbug', etc.

Literal phrases:  If quotes (') or double quotes (\") surrounding
     a phrase, it will match that phrase exactly.  For example,

     Query: 'red rooster-39'
     Result:  only those records with the the full string
            'red rooster-39' will be matched.

     There are some practical limits on this.  The first part
     of a literal must be a word that is otherwise indexed.
     Thus your literal cannot start with a symbol or other
     word delimiter.  Within quotes, the boolean operators
     and the partial word key are not active.

These features can generally be mixed in a query, for example:
     Query:  'Df(32)-[34]red' and hum* not Brown



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