[sword-devel] search idea

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 04 Jan 2000 01:00:53 -0700

At 10:07 PM 1/1/2000 +0100, Matthias Ansorg wrote:
>Trevor et al.,
>Some ideas that might perhaps be useful to integrate when planning
advanced search features:
>It would be useful for advanced searching to be more able to distinguish
the semantic means of text
>when searching. Examples:

Good suggestions.

>meta information is the same for every bible translation and is therefore
not needed to be marked
>up in the bible text itself.

I agree. Many statements about a verses are true for all translations. This
meta-verse information could be indexed apart from any translation and
searched in parallel with an indexes of a translation.

>Of course there are difficulties one will encounter when planning to code
this in: The semantic
>information is only available when an appropriate markup is done in the
text. As we use different
>markup languages in the modules and not every information metioned here is
markup-able with these
>all, not every module contains the desired semantic information. Therefore
some search requests are
>not available on a module.