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how interesting!  I had no idea such a thing
was possible

OT--i'm a big gaiman fan, but I've never
heard of "Cold Colors."  What genre--
novel, graphic novel, short story, song, etc?

--- Brian Vanderford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Michelle Hadden wrote:
>
> > really?  how would you propose setting up computerised
> > search engines (I'm not trying to be a smart ass-I find
> >
>
> I'm not Peter, but I'll answer anyway. :)
> It wouldn't be difficult, though it would require a few more
> CPU cycles
> for the search engine.  Keep a database of words broken into
> phonetic
> sounds. Break the terms in the search string into phonetic
> sounds and
> closely as possible, and then compare the result with the
> database to
> get it exact.  If more than one word in the database is
> pronounced the
> same, or almost the same (10%, maybe) include them all.  If a
> word isn't
> in the database, assume it should be spelled as typed and only
> as
> typed.  Names and such would fall into that category.
>
> --
> (b)
> "noise swallows signal in fumbled fellatio"
> --Neil Gaiman, Cold Colors
> www.toysastallasmen.com


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