Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:33:48 UTC
MediaWiki is one program I adore, for its help in its use,
and strength it has brought to the free-software community.
I have a RFE which I hope you will accept.
I tried looking for Simpsons_rule in Wikipedia, and the actual
entry was this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons's_rule .
I had to use 'Google' for this, results.
What I would like is to have some functionality like in 'Google':
you search for 'Brootney Speaoors' and 'Google' kind of
did you mean ['Britney Spears']. ?
Why cant we do it in MediaWiki? You could try, some type
of Levenshtein, string matching algorithm for approximate string
I find this library on freshmeat: libbitap which calls itself,
a 'approximate regexp library'.
I guess this new auto-redirect feature to the most appropriate
string will make it easier for folks to use, Wikipedia and
other BIG community projects that use, MediaWiki.
Motivations to include approximate string matching:
+ Not everyone can type 50WPM, and correctly.
+ Not everyong is 21, Male, young and without Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
+ Time is Money. Noteveryone is going to suffer Google searches for Wikipedia
+ You can make a real difference to user experience.
Please consider doing this stuff for the best of us.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 974 ***