Searching for terms in free-form text


#1

What is the best way to search a (possibly long) string of free-form
text (like, say, an email) for occurrances of some set of key phrases
of interest? Fuzzy or not; I’ll take what I can get.

Thanks in advance!


Sonia Lyris | removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#2

Hi!

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 10:44:07AM -0800, Sonia Lyris wrote:

What is the best way to search a (possibly long) string of free-form
text (like, say, an email) for occurrances of some set of key phrases
of interest? Fuzzy or not; I’ll take what I can get.

could you be a little bit more specific in what you want to do? For
finding out if a phrase occurs in a single piece of text a regex
could be sufficient, but I doubt that’s what you’re asking for :slight_smile:

of course you can do this with ferret, too:

require ‘rubygems’
require ‘ferret’
index = Ferret::I.new
index << ‘your text here’
top_docs = index.search ‘text’
puts ‘found text’ if top_docs.total_hits > 0

Jens


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