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

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So your index is as good as the markup?  Fine.  
That's what markup was created to provide (the 
extensibility AS meaning theory).  The human 
does the intelligent analysis when they tag 
and the engine dutifully records that.  That 
is just another indexer, not a semantic 
aggregator.  Tagging makes searching easier 
by leveraging the author's intelligence. 

What about content in non-tagged sources 
(say XML-Dev) and gamed content?

How about correlation of hidden couplers?

Show me an engine that can intelligently index 
because it can drill for insights and provide 
those to the user.  In other words, a deep 
analysis system can find the root causes for 
failures rather than superficial causes as might 
be tagged incorrectly something humans do 
consistently well:  promote superstition to 

HTML scales because it is somewhat 'opinion free'. 
Although layout is a form of opinionated expression, 
it can be ignored.  


From: Robert Koberg [mailto:rob@koberg.com]

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...



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