The wildcard search only works with type String which has strict limitations
(unless I've missed something!)
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Philipp Zaltenbach <
> Hi Brian,
> what hinders you in typing the property "abstract" with the type 'Text'
> instead of 'String' to evade the length restriction?
> I think it would be really cool if one could unify your approach of
> semantic search (e.g. for entities having a certain property value) with the
> regular full text search, i.e. to provide one common search field for both.
> Our upcoming extension - called Enhanced Retrieval Extension - also
> provides a semantic search; however it searches for entities from the
> ontology matching the search term(s) and does not allow for a search based
> on property values.
> Philipp Zaltenbach
> I created a search engine for my SMW extension WikiPapers:
> When I import a paper, or bulk import a bibliography, I look up each paper
> on PubMed and get the abstract. I put the abstract in the abstract property
> for each page that has one. Unfortunately the String type in SMW has a very
> short length, ~256 characters. I've installed the LuceneSearch extension on
> our wiki, so full text search is possible. But I would like to make the
> abstract text available to the SMW-based search engine, and strings longer
> than around 256 characters just don't work. They show a warning triangle at
> the end and can only be of type Text. I believe this limitation has to be
> fixed not only in php code but in the creation of the smw database. As you
> can imagine I'm reluctant to touch this. Is my only solution really to
> create many abstract properties per page and concatenate the abstract text
> in 256 character segments?