March 26, 2010
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Query: abbreviations

Tinderbox, like many programs, let's you find things in a complex view by simply typing the first few characters of their name.

Question: a number of programs – QuickSilver and TextMate come to mind – let you type other kinds of abbreviations. SAF4, for example, could get you Safari 4. MBernst could get you Mark Bernstein. You get the point.

Do you know a good algorithm for doing this? A research paper proposing the Right Way? Email me.