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From Andrzej Bialecki ...@getopt.org>
Subject Re: Optional Terms in a single query
Date Tue, 22 Feb 2005 08:58:49 GMT
Todd VanderVeen wrote:
>>
> I would be careful using wildcards as proposed. They can be inefficient 
> (particularly in a list of disjunctions) but even more importantly you 
> are excluding more than the 3 names. Your results won't be consistent 
> with your intent.

In the new version of Luke (the tool) you can view how your wildcard 
query is re-written into boolean queries. This should help to catch 
those cases where wildcard queries match unwanted terms.

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Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki
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