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Search by Relevance: Sort arrays or MySQL searches by relevance

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This class can be used to sort arrays or MySQL searches by relevance.

It can search for a string in an array of a MySQL query result.

The class returns an array of search result entries that is sorted by a criteria of relevance implemented within the class.

A number representing the relevance is returned within the sorted search results.

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine which entries in search results are more relevant to the original search terms.

This class provides an effective solution to sort an array of results according to which results contain text more similar to the original search terms.

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Accessible without login Plain text file est_cid.sql Data Sql file with the database used in the teste.php
Plain text file search.php Class Class to search in array
Plain text file search_mysql.php Class class to search in mysql resultset
Accessible without login Plain text file teste.php Example Script of exemple showing the class function

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