Monthly Archives: May 2012

Square sizes and number of documents

Search Visualizer lets you vary the size of the squares in the images, and vary the number of documents shown per screen. This combination of features gives you a lot of power and flexibility in how you deal with searches, … Continue reading

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Using synonyms in SV

The “synonym” feature in SV allows you to treat any words you want as synonyms of each other. It’s a very powerful feature, and easy to use. You enter each of the words that you’re treating as synonyms into the … Continue reading

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Partial word matching and whole word matching in SV

This option is located under the “More options” link beneath the green “Search” button. If you click on that link, you get the option to choose between partial word matching and whole word matching. Each of these has strengths and … Continue reading

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String matching for images

So what is pattern matching, and why should anyone care about it? First picture: Two individuals who don’t care about pattern matching (Pom’s the mainly white one, and Tiddles is the mainly black one (names have been changed to protect … Continue reading

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Parallel processing, part 2

The previous article showed how parallel processing lets you do things faster than step-by-step sequential processing, by doing several things at once. It also showed how using parallel processing to do pattern matching allows you to do things that are … Continue reading

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Search Visualizer and parallel processing: Introduction

The previous blog posts were about things you can do with SV. This one is about some of the theory behind it. It’s a gentle introduction. We’ll go deeper into the theory in later posts. A key feature of SV’s … Continue reading

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