[sword-devel] search idea

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 04 Jan 2000 00:43:57 -0700

At 06:48 PM 1/1/2000 +0100, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
>Use of this "bleeding edge" research in search-engines goes far beyond
>the "simple" synonym-search, but parts of it might be worth considering
>when a new search-engine is designed.

It sounds like an impressive thing.

>I will continue to follow the discussion and "gateway" any follow-ups.

Please do.

>Within some months, after I've completed my masters degree in EE/CS, I
>might contribute to the project myself! ;-)


Nicolai Winther-Nielsen wrote:

>Dear Jerry Hastings <hastings@dancris.com> and associates.
>My point is: be careful to distinguish
>	between
>what the non-biblical scholar can produce automatically (search of existing
>translations for what they are worth)
>	and
>hat we as Bible scholars need to develop in order to put it into a general
>computational format; these demands however will also influence the way
>that we should work.

Right now I think the Sword is a long way from being a tool for Bible
linguists. But it is an open project which anyone or group can developed
things for if they have something to offer. 

>Thus, Jerry, your call for indexes of speech acts, event lines and thematic
>spans will need to be SOLVED ultimately in relation to current advances
>within the professional groups and cooperation would need to include Bible
>scholars, linguists and tranlators, who are already building platforms and
>have acquired much of the morpho-syntactic knowledge  WHICH ANYONE STARTING

We would love to have such input. And as I said it is an open project.

>Any further information on the wider computational aspects of the Werkgroep
>Informatica and its application to the New Testamtent and to translation
>can be put to
>	ulrik_petersen@sil.org

Thank you for the information.

Jerry Hastings