Re: [greenstone-users] Can Greenstone index several levels down?

From Katherine Don
DateWed, 21 Sep 2005 09:27:17 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Can Greenstone index several levels down?
In-Reply-To (43301C29-7070408-law-pace-edu)
Hi David

Yes, there is no limit to the depth of the classifier (other than your
patience in adding metadata).

Regards,
Katherine

David W. Williams wrote:
> Thanks!!! This is exactly what I was looking for; and also thanks for the example. I take it that there is no limit to how far down these
> subject-browsing levels can go [i.e.: recurse [If that's a word?]
>
> I take it then that there would also be no limit on the number of browsing levels down that I could go for, say, a country button??? eg.:
>
> Country of Far Away
>
> County of the Stuffy Count
>
> Town of Whatever-Its-Name-Is
>
> Village of Hamlin
>
> Hamlet of Tinyplace
>
> No.1 Allen's Alley
>
> [etc. until I run out of disk space???]
>
>
> The folks we're working with on the grant will want to enable browsing levels down to extremely fine granularities of subject and
> geographical location buttons. [I'm not just being silly and/or theoretical. I'd ask Ian when he comes up to New York next month, but the
> grant application is due very soon.]
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave Williams
> Pace University Law Library
>
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [Katherine wrote:]
>
>
> Hi David
>
> Are you talking about browsing classifiers? Eg a subjects button on the
> navigation bar, which gives you a top level of basic subjects, which can
> be further exanded to more specific subjects?
>
> You can do this in greenstone, see e.g.
> http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&cl=CL1&c=hdl <http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&cl=CL1&c=hdl>
> The subjects classifier for the humanity development library.
>
> This can be achieved by using the Hierarchy classifier with either
> hierarchical metadata (e.g. Trucks|Trucks military|Trucks military -
> amphibious)
> or using a supplementary file containing the hierarchy. (see section 2.2
> of developers guide)
>
> Regards,
> Katherine
>
> David W. Williams wrote:
>
>>/ On a subject index term, say, "trucks", can Greenstone do a sub-term, a
>
> />/ sub-sub term, and a sub-sub-sub term.
> />/
> />/ Trucks
> />/
> />/ Trucks military
> />/
> />/ Trucks military - amphibious
> />/
> />/ ?
> />/
> />/ Also, does anyone know of sites that take subject indexing to such
> />/ levels. My boss would like to see an example.
> />/
> />/ Thanks in advance,
> />/
> />/ Dave Williams
> />/ Pace University Law Library
> />/
> />/
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