l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jun 07 17:46

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] Member Page search engine update
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] Member Page search engine update

On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 04:14:00PM -0700, nbs wrote:
> Let me know if you find any problems, or have suggestions for any
> other name synonyms.

BTW, if you're curious, you can examine the current "like-names"
database.  It's a tab-separated file:


In most cases, the like-names are in an N-to-N relationship.
(e.g., "Alan" == "Allan", and "Allan" == "Alan")

In a few cases, it's not symettric.
For example, "daniel" and "danielle" both matche "dan" and "danny,"
but they don't match each other.  (One is masculine, the other is feminine.)

Note: The file has been sorted alphabetically, so a lot of the
symmetric synonyms aren't close to each other.  (There are a few names
between "jim james" and "james jim")

Also note: I often used "least common denominator" names to keep things
from getting to bloated.  It's still doing a substring match, so entering
"James" which becomes "Jim" is good enough to find someone named "Jimmy."

(Although I suppose I should add "Jimmy" in there, to match "James" and "Jim."

vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.