[greenstone-users] PagedImagePlugin: mapping a scanned image file with two text files using XML based ITEM file

From Yohannes Mulugeta
DateMon Dec 6 12:59:01 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] PagedImagePlugin: mapping a scanned image file with two text files using XML based ITEM file
Hi,

I'm building a digital library collection on scanned pages of Ethiopian ancient parchment manuscripts. The manuscripts are in Ethiopian ancient language called Geez and are being translated in to local languages: Tigrigna and Amharic. I'm building the digital library as PagedImage collections with the translated texts. So that one can see the scanned pages with corresponding translated texts and can perform search in the texts. I am using the PagedImagePlugin to precess the files. I have image collections in one folder , translated texts in another and the ITEM file in XML as flows:

C:imagesPage1
C:imagesPage2
.
.
.
C: extAmharicPage1.txt
C: extAmharicPage2.txt
.
.
.
C: extTigrignaPage1.txt
C: extTigrignaPage2.txt
.
.
.
C:itemfile.ITEM

I want to map an image (a scanned page) say Page1 with with two text files of the translated page, say textTigrignaPage1.txt and textAmharicPage1.txt So that the user can see the scanned page and its content in two languages. So my question is how can I map the image file with tow text files in the xml based ITEM file? By the way I'm following the examples available online (Advanced scanned image collection). So how can I do that? Any help please?

Thanks,

Yohannes Mulugeta
Computer & Information Retrieval Center
Addis Ababa University Library System
P.O.Box 1176
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

cell phone +251-(0)911 395 572