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ASKSAM-L  February 2003

ASKSAM-L February 2003

Subject:

Re: What defines a sentence?

From:

Florian Gehrke <[log in to unmask]>

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For users of askSam: A Free-form Information Manager

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Mon, 17 Feb 2003 08:14:59 -0500

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David,

in my experience with AS it works like this...

WORD: A coherent string of alphabetic, numeric or other characters
consisting of at least one character. Characters that have been defined as
punctuation characters in the Index Options have no logic value but are
still to be found through the Search Line and menu commands. With regard to
wildcard searches, the * character represents multiple characters (up to
eighty). The ? character takes the place of a single character.

SENTENCE: A string of WORDS that ends with a period. Two sentences have to
be limited by a blank space. For example...

  Mary was sitting on a chair. Joe was eating an apple.

When searching "Joe", Proximity Search will find "Joe" in the second
sentence. When the blank space between the two sentences is being omitted,
they will be recognized as one sentence. According to that, "Mary" will
also be found as part of the second sentence. Thus, AS will find a string
like "1.000" within the same sentence. The period in here does not function
as a delimiter to the sentence.

PARAGRAPH: At least one or an unlimited amount of SENTENCES that end with a
paragraph mark. The paragraph mark is not visible. It can be searched with
EDIT | FIND and EDIT | REPLACE using ^p (just a makeshift, doesn't work
very properly).

> Further...when the askSam document is searched in WebPublisher?

Sorry, got no experience with WebPublisher.

Regards,

Florian

Co-Moderator of the askSam forum at http://ratman.at

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