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Ignoring some characters to build FULLTEXT index
Posted by: Fco. Mario Barcala Rodríguez
Date: October 21, 2008 06:20AM

Hi all:

I am trying to build a FULLTEXT index with several particularities. It
must ignore some special characters inside index words. For example:

If I have the text:

I'll go to the ci[ne]ma.

I want the FULLTEXT include the word cinema, not ci[ne]ma nor ci or ne or
ma. So, I want the index ignore [ and ] to build the index. Is what in
Oracle nomenclature names skipjoins.

I know I can modify which characters can ben part of a word throw
true_word_char() or misc_word_char() but, what about this behaviour? Is
it possible to tell my sql to ignore some character for building the
index?

I am testing this in mysql 5.0 and 5.1

Thanks in advance,

Mario Barcala

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