[Zebralist] Phrase searches that cross subfield bounds

Larry E. Dixson ldix at loc.gov
Fri Aug 19 21:20:35 CEST 2005

I am indexing MARC 21 bibliographic records and have set up
appropriate word and phrase indexes for variable fields
and I have been able to set up Leader and 008 indexes 
using the very helpful document that Oleg Kolobov 
referenced in a May thread on this list ("Elements in 

However, now I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to
set up phrase indexes that cross subfield bounds.
Our users expect to be able to search phrases like
the following:

  LC call number = "F229.N84"     
    Field in record:  050 00 $aF229$b.N84 1994

  Subject = "virginia history revolution, 1775-1783"
    Field in record:  650 10 $aVirginia$xHistory$yRevolution, 

  Title = "virginia wolf public and private negotiations"
    Field in record:  245 10 $aVirginia Wolf :$bpublic and private

Does anyone know a way to configure this sort of phrase search?

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can provide.

Larry E. Dixson                    Internet:    ldix at loc.gov
Network Development and MARC
   Standards Office, LA327
Library of Congress                Telephone: (202) 707-5807
Washington, D.C.  20540-4402       Fax:       (202) 707-0115

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