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

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* Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> [2005-08-23 11:26]:
> From: 'Alan Gutierrez' [mailto:alan-xml-dev@engrm.com]
>     Blogs and XML-Dev are different. XML-Dev is threaded
>     discussions. In blogs, discussion is tracked through links.
>     I'm sure that blogs would be an easier task.
>     Blogging software is extensible. It's possible to entice
>     bloggers to host a component of the search algorithm.

> Observe it behaviorally, and the XML-Devs are not well-threaded.
> Humans don't stick to the topic.  They drift and the directions of
> drift are illuminating clues for problem-solving systems.  If I
> want to aggregate, I have to have a way to use the Subject line
> sparingly.

    If I were to spend the next two years pooring over the contents
    of XML-Dev to design algorithms to poor over it further...
    Well, I don't get out enough as it is, you see.

> Entice?  Free beer or egoboo?

    Increased traffic, so both.

> I'm not sure why I want to host your search component.  In fact,
> I'm sure I don't.  Nothing personal, just that the web has become
> exactly what some feared it would become:  the world's most
> pervasive snitch.

    Why host a feed for your blog? Why sign up for Technorati? 

> So how is your search component any different from a spybot?  What
> would I (the content *owner*) do with it?  Participate?  Give to
> get?  Get got?

    You do nothing. It is another way to present your content.

> Discussion is only tracked by links if I bother to link.
> Sometimes I can't be bothered.  :-)

    It's hard with some of the current blogging UIs to link as much
    as one should. But a well linked article is of more value to the

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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