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Re: Bug#311795: ITP: rast -- A full text search system

On Sun, 2005-06-05 at 18:21 +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Hi,
> > >   * N-gram based indexing; No dictionaries are needed
> > >   * Support many types of documents; e.g. HTML, MS Word
> > >   * Includes library for some programming languages
> > >   * Add text incrementally
> > 
> > Could you please explain what is N-gram and what is this package useful
> > for?
> N-gram is when you use n-characters as a 'word'.
> In some languages including Japanese, it is impossible to 
> determine a 'word', and N-gram is a method that defines a 
> 'word' as n-characters.

Do you mean "N number of characters", or is there some special
meaning to an n-character?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
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