[sword-devel] Cross-references module

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Mon Jun 23 13:09:37 MST 2008

asrael <bergmannmd at web.de> writes:
> the refs in body tag are the cross-references which I can use.

I don't know how anyone else feels about it, but if some tool simply
dumped umpty-dozen context-free verse references at me, particularly if
they include obscure references to Ecclesiastes, Nahum, and Habakkuk, I
probably wouldn't use any of them.

But I could see some value in [a] sampling some concordance at hand for
the non-trivial words seen in the current verse, [b] creating
intersections among all such references so as to encompass only
references which include at least 2 of the words sampled, and so finally
[c] offering the resulting set as a (labeled) xref set.

The concept of "trivial words" (aka "stop words") to be ignored is
difficult, and very language-specific.  I once generated an English set
-- empirically, by mechanically analyzing a few tens of thousands of
Usenet articles and then eyeballing the result -- and the set to be
matched is somewhat large.

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