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Freeword Text Searching method for the word has non-alphanumeric characters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015981D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Summary Disclosed is the method for improving of the string search performance and the search precision. In order to improve the search performance, this disclosure regards a word has non-alphanumeric special characters as one word, as if it had not non-alphanumeric special characters from the beginning. And disclosed is a method for saving and storing the user oriented special character's information which is regarded as a part of the alphabetical characters. In order to store that information, this disclosure provides an application programming interface which allows an user to specify some preferable non-alphanumeric special characters as a parameter of that interface in advance. Assumptions