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stf92 09-09-2011 03:12 PM

LQ search: "NO NAME" MEDIA interpreted as "NO NAME" OR MEDIA. [!]

I will never, ever understand LQ search capability. I just searched with string "NO NAME" MEDIA, and the engine said: Seardch: Keyword(s): "NO NAME" OR MEDIA. But is not implicit in most implementations that, the lack of a connective implies conjunction and NOT disjunction?

Every time I use this feature I find myself writing to LQ. Do I do things so wrong?

colucix 09-09-2011 03:22 PM

I don't know about the search engine internals, but the search "no name" media returns nothing to me. On the other hand, looking for
in Google returns some results.

jeremy 09-09-2011 03:33 PM

A couple notes:

* As colucix mentioned, the search you gave as an example returns no results.
* The LQ search supports all standard BOOLEAN operators, so is fairly flexible.
* The default operator is AND
* Keep in mind that the next release of LQ will bring an entirely new and much improved search (based on the Open Source Sphinx project). The search at can be used as a reference.


stf92 09-09-2011 07:20 PM


Thanks for your post. I got over 50 results, headed by the message Search: Keyword(s): "NO NAME" OR MEDIA. So I tried putting an explicit AND between the two substrings: no use: it kept giving the same heading and the same number of results.

I remember you having said the thing is location-independent. But colucix post seems to contradict the statement. I hope the Sphinx engine will do better. Regards.

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