MG 1.3 Modifications Document

Peeters, R. (1997) Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato.

MG 1.3 contains many enhancements over the previous version. Different stemming methods can be applied to the query using the same collection. Each term in a query can be stemmed with any one of four methods. Weightings can be applied to terms in a ranked query. A collection can be built on one system and read from a system that may use a different endian ordering. Merging of level 3 paragraph files is now possible. The compressed text of a collection can be decompressed with document and paragraph breaks imbedded. The porting of MG to MSDOS with 32 bit processing has been incorporated into the MG system. The number of times each query term appears in the collection can be returned.