Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie's Questions

From Katherine Don
DateMon, 28 Jul 2003 08:51:23 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie's Questions
In-Reply-To (Sea1-F103niK0YTvfN200004f4a-hotmail-com)
hi dave

you can do this by using the fielded searching provided by MGPP (an alternative
indexing program). to use it you need to edit the collection config file
(collect.cfg). Have a look at -
the mgpp user guide.

and yes, you need to rebuild the entire indexes whenever anything new is added.

Katherine Don

Dave S wrote:

> Hi,
> I am just a new user. I heard that whenever we import anything new to an
> exising collection, even just one new document, the Greenstone has to
> re-process the indexes for the whole collection. Is it true? so we better
> get all the documents at once and build the collection?
> Second quesion is that, is it possible to use Greenstone to do targeted
> search based on Metadata. For instances, I just want to search a particular
> article written by an author in the collection. Can Greenstone limit its
> search on that author's materials in the collection based on the metadata
> [creator] ? (Note: I am not talking about searching all the articles
> written by this author, which would be like searching within the boundary of
> metadata [creator]. Rather, I am talking about do a normal section or
> document level search on articles that are written by that author. It's more
> like dynamically pull out a subcollection from the collection based on the
> metadata [Creator] and then do the search on that subcollection.) is it
> possible? I know that one immediate and obvious answer is build the
> subcollection right in the beginning. But, there are many kinds of metadata
> besides [Creator], I intend use a various combination of them to limit my
> searching, which i dont think would be achievable if I have to build static
> subcollections beforehand.
> Thanks in advance for the hlep,
> Dave,
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