[greenstone-users] Browse using multilingual metadata

From Yves Deplasse
DateMon, 19 Sep 2005 11:53:26 +0200
Subject [greenstone-users] Browse using multilingual metadata
Hi,

I'm trying to build a pdf collection. The documents are rather
technical ; some of them are written in english, others in french or
german.

The people who will assign metadata to each document know one
language only (i.e. french) so the value for -say- the dc.subject
metadata will be written in french.

My goal is : when a french-speaking user navigates the collection and
browses by subject, the original (french) values are displayed AND
when an english-speaking user browses the same documents, english
values are displayed.

Since the subject values might fit in a controlled vocabulary, does
anyone think i might use some kind of dictionary in order to reach my
goal ? I would like to avoid duplicating the metadata over and over.

Browsing will rely on AZlist and Hierarchy.

A quick example ?

When setting 'Preferences' to English, a user would be able to browse
by subject and get :

Subjects

Animals
-Duck
--> doc1
--> doc 2
--> doc 3
-Mouse
--> doc 4

Setting preferences to French :

Sujets

Animaux
-Canard
--> doc1
--> doc 2
--> doc 3
-Souris
--> doc4

Canard is french for duck, souris = french for mouse.


Same documents, differents labels


Any idea ?


--Yves Deplasse
Brussels, Belgium.