[sword-devel] search idea

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 04 Jan 2000 01:50:48 -0700

At 01:29 PM 1/3/2000 +0000, Trevor Jenkins wrote:
>The presence of Strong's numbers n a translation would (implicitly)
>introduce a suitable field into the schema.

And if someone is using a Bible translation without Strong's numbers but
does a search for them, just search a translation that does have them and
then display the verses in the translation that doesn't have them. If you
are searching for words and numbers, search for the words in the Bible
translation that does not have the numbers and use another with numbers to
search for the numbers. You won't be able to see which words goes with the
numbers, but often you can tell which ones they must be. I don't know
anyone that does phrase searches with Strong's numbers, so word order is
not important. All that matters in most searches for Strong's numbers is
that a verse is a hit when all the numbers and words for the search are
found in the verse (AND).

>One final comment concerning these extensions to the underlying schema. If
>the corresponding data is not in the module then will not be possible to
>search with these additional fields names. They'd always come up with no

But in the case of Bible text modules, some data is module independent. You
can use the data in another module as if it were in the module you are
working in.