On Nov 24, 2004, at 9:21 AM, Ross Singer wrote:
> What do you think is more appropriate (and intuitive) for a search
> engine if the user gives no boolean, "and" or "or"?
> I guess my question is, assuming it's a keyword search, and the user
> types in "institute paper science", would it be more appropriate to
> default to "institute AND paper AND science" or "institute OR paper OR
> I'm just sort of curious what other people's take on this might be.
I think the default should be the Boolean intersection (AND). Boolean
unions (OR) return too many hits.