On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:25:04PM -0700, Carl Gaither wrote:
> I can do whatever is required to format each quotation that will
> simplify the search. Hence, to have a field for author, quote, and
> citation is nothing more than some formatting for me to do with the
My suggestion is to export them into some type of structured format --
perhaps XML or into a database.
<title>Title of quot</title>
<quote>Text of the quote
<date>Some standard data format, if there is a date</date>
<whatever> and so on </whatever>
Once your data is in that format it becomes easy to apply a template or
style sheet to format as you like, and it's easy for swish-e to index.
The idea is you store the data one place and then transform it into the
desired output at output time.
With so many quotes you might think about a database. That would
provide other ways to access the data. (All quotes in the last 30 days
by a given person, say). Some or most of that can be done in swish, but
it's a bit more work since it's not a real database.
You could, for example, list all quotes sorted by author that have a
date in the last 30 days:
swish-e -w not dkdkdkdk -s author -L date > $now_less_30_days
BTW -- there's a lot of free content management systems available, but
likely overkill for this -- more work to setup than needed.
> Speaking of fields, I am most desirous of having a field where I can
> place the copyright information for the source. However, it will not be
> true that every quotation will have information in the copyright field.
> Thus, if there is information there I would like for it to be returned
> and printed with the citation.
> Also, as indicated, I would like for the search word(s) to be
> highlighted in the returned quotation.
Yes, swish-e includes some code to do that. Take a look at the swish-e
discussion list search on swish-e.org site.
> Next, I have a second source for the quotations. Quotations in this
> form appear as:
> <!-- FreeFind Listing --><p><b>
> Baumel, Judith <small>HEAT</small></b><br>
> Think of the complexity
> <br>of temperature, quantification
> <br>of that elusive quality "heat."
> <br>Tonight, for instance,
> <br>your hands are colder than mine.
> <br>Someone could measure
> <br>more precisely than we
> <br>the nature of this relationship.
> <p align=right><cite><small>The Weight of Numbers
> <br> Fibonacci
> </small></cite></p><!-- FreeFind End Listing -->
Do you generate that from the Word doc?
> I am most willing to undertake any and all work for formatting the
> quotations so that the indexing work will be simplified. I am just
> wanting a fine search result for the user as this is going to be the
> only set of science quotations that is this large. My initial interest
> is to get the quotations established onto the WEB so that others can
> access them in the form that I would like them to be displayed. My
> interest in working with the MS Word file is simply for my own interest
> as it would then allow me to have access to the quotations when I travel
> and do not have access to the internet.
How about a nice text file and use cvs to track changes over time?
Received on Wed May 19 13:16:05 2004