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   Re: [xml-dev] indexing and querying XML (not XQuery)

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* Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com> [2005-08-23 10:42]:
> Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> >Index what?  Ideas, ideas emerging from conversations, the conversations?
> >So far, what you are describing seems to be Google.  Can you out Google 
> >Google?
> It is not like google. Google indexes HTML and it gives better rankings 
> to well marked up (according to google) HTML (which is why small 
> companies like us can get page rankings as high or higher than much 
> larger companies).
> With an XML indexer, you can index glossentries, faqs, quizes, whatever 
> and keep them separate so if you want to run a query against just faqs, 
> you can.
> You can do a search to get all external links (we distinguish between 
> external, internal and whatever other kind of links there might be) and 
> validate them.
> You can also use the searches to do things you might do with XQuery 
> (again, I don't know XQuery...). For example, in our CMS we have the 
> concept of page regions. Content pieces are assigned to folder/page 
> regions. Say I want to find out where a content piece has been assigned. 
> I can run a query on all assignments to return references to the 
> pages/folders where it has been assigned. You can do searches for all 
> users in a particular group, all projects that a user has access to, 
> etc.. etc...

    Which is why I'd propose defining a full-text schema language,
    so XML content can be described to a full-text search engine.

    The langauge would permit ranking based on markup, define what
    constitues a document, what constitutes a document collection, etc.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
    - http://engrm.com/blogometer/index.html
    - http://engrm.com/blogometer/rss.2.0.xml


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