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Re: approx searches (ITS#803)
At 03:54 PM 10/4/00 +0000, M.D.T.Evans@qmw.ac.uk wrote:
>"Kurt D. Zeilenga" wrote:
>> At 03:27 PM 10/4/00 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> >Full_Name: Martin Evans
>> >Version: 2.0.4
>> >OS: Solaris and Linux
>> >URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>> >Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
>> >Fuzzy Matching in 2.0.4 appears not to work very well.
>> >Approx searches for entries return no results
>> >e.g. An exact match returns ok...
>> The current approx matching code just uses equality matching.
>> Phonetic/Soundex (or other) approximate matching codes need
>> updating... the --enable-phonetic config option is a no-op
>> at present.
>How high is this on your priority list?
It's not even on MY (personal) priority list. Others, however,
have voiced that it is on THEIR (personal) priority lists.
>Is it likely to be fixed?
Note that implemented approximate matching isn't broken
per LDAP/X.500 specifications. I do, however, suspect
someone will add improved approximate matching eventually.
Those interested in working on such should cooridinate
activities on the developer's mailing list.