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    It would be nice to be able to answer the "Did you mean: [xxx]"-question?" with a simple "no", which results in a search for just what the user entered in the search-field.

    Stemming and synonyms are all very nice and possible helpful, but this were ridiculus if it were not so demeaning and invasive. It takes the whole descision of what to search out of the users hands!

    The user should always have the choice to state "I am sure that I meant exactly what I typed in that field!"

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    I wonder how to explain to our users that there are some clustered records of e.g. "Dubbel: Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau" with different editions and years nicely sorted together under one entry (coming from our local library-catalog-data) and the exact same editions and years appear as single entries in the search-result-list from the CDI.

    And the final fulltext-link ends up at the exactly same page.

    If there ever was a need for FRBR this is it!

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    I guess there is always a chasm between what librarians expect from a "search type" definition and what any kind of user might expect. ;-/

    I'm very new to Primo - we're still in the deployment phase, but being confronted with the need to differentiate between a "is exact"-search and a hopefully to be developed "true exact"-search (a feature that offers itself up to be hidden as a kind of "easteregg" for the iniated ;-) or very needy librarians ;-) ) reassures me that ExLibris is keeping true to form.

    I've "only" had expierence with Aleph so far (but that for quite some years) since version 14 till now on 22. We're going over to Alma from next year on.

    Kate

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