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4. Basic Searching

Andrew Aksyonoff O'Reilly Media ePub

Two principal stages of text searching are to specify what text to match, and then to put the result set of matches into the desired shape, which includes filtering, grouping, and ordering. In this chapter, we discuss everything that Sphinx offers to support these goals: legacy matching modes, full-text query syntax, and additional nonfull-text tools for processing result sets.

In the beginning, there were keywords, and nothing but keywords, and no query syntax was supported, and Sphinx just matched all keywords, and that was good. But even in that innocent antediluvian age, diverse people were asking for various querying patterns, and ranking methods, and we heard them, and thus and so matching modes were cast upon Sphinx. And they were four, and accessible via SphinxAPI and its younger brother, SphinxSE they were.

Nowadays, matching modes are just a legacy. Even the very concept of a matching mode is already deprecated internally. But we still have to quickly cover them, as two out of three searching APIs (SphinxAPI and SphinxSE) support them and default to a certain legacy mode for compatibility reasons.

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Biochemistry/Energy: GED Biology

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)

Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International PDF
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7. “Michael”: a journey from the physical to the mental realm

Karnac Books ePub

Tessa Baradon

In this chapter I discuss a particular aspect of the role of the analyst’s mind in constructing the psychological world of the child patient.

The material is drawn from the case of “Michael” who, at 6 years of age, continued to express affect and ideas through his body and seemed blocked in his capacity for symbolic representation. The referral came from his headmistress, who regarded Michael as the “silliest boy in the school”. He was unable to cope in the classroom or the playground and had no friends. Although his parents recognized some of his difficulties, throughout his treatment they remained conflicted about whether he needed help or had simply been born with a certain “character”.

Michael was from an intact and closely knit family. His primary caretaker and attachment figure was the mother, whose investment in Michael was intense and highly ambivalent: an idealized closeness with him—gratifying but intrusive to both—alternated with rages in which loving ties were temporarily withdrawn, leaving him desolate and furious. At the age of 2 years, after his brother’s birth, Michael was taken from his mother to spend three weeks with his father in their country of origin. In the parents’ account, problems came to a head at this stage: thereafter, Michael remained a frightened, restless child, unable to separate or settle at nursery and school.

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2nd August 1914 Brussels Marion

Lorraine Bateman Karnac Books ePub

“What's happening over there?” Gwen asked Marion as she pointed to a crowd of people. They were in the Parc Centrale, enjoying the beautiful weather while they watched the best, and the rest, of Brussels do the same. The park was criss-crossed with paths edged by manicured borders and lawns. Everything looked as it usually did but the feel of the day was different in many ways to their normal outing, the air heavy with anticipation. They had been alarmed, as they had walked along Avenue Louise, to see the national flags taken down from the flag-poles on the grand houses. Marion had stopped a man who carried several in his arms to ask the reason and was told that they were needed at the borders, to mark out Belgian soil. The streets were full of soldiers, not in formation, but with their families or loved ones. Their boots creaked with the newness of leather yet to be broken in. The park looked festive with balloons and rosettes in national colours on sale and carried and worn by many. Flower sellers out to capture the high spirits would start to sing the national anthem, and then sell their blooms to the crowd that would rapidly form and take over the verse.

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