Re: [greenstone-users] Help with Greenstone software

From sw64@cs.waikato.ac.nz
DateWed, 25 Oct 2006 11:38:19 +1300 (NZDT)
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Help with Greenstone software
In-Reply-To (1161489441-453aec2114193-flounder-singnet-com-sg)
Hello Mike,

> I am currently learning how to build a Digital Library using Greenstone
> software.
>
> I noticed that almost every examples on the software, when search, display
> either pure text results or pure image results.
>
> 1) Do you have any idea whether I can have a mix results of image and text
> that have the same metadata defined?

Yes, you can have documents of different formats in one collection (they
don't need to have the same metadata defined). Please look at the two
tutorial exercises
http://greenstone.sourceforge.net/wiki/gsdoc/tutorial/en/multimedia_collection_explore.htm
http://greenstone.sourceforge.net/wiki/gsdoc/tutorial/en/multimedia_collection_build.htm

> 2) I want to have text results first and have relevant image results come
> up after clicking on the relevant text results. Can it be done?
Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean? Do you want textual search
results, then image display when you view the document?
Or do you have text documents and image documents and you somehow want
them to be linked together?

> 3) Say I have 2 collections "English Books" and "Chinese Books". How can I
> run the 2 collections at the same time so that when I do a search, the
> results will be from 2 collections? Must I combine them into 1 collection
> only?

No, they don't need to be in one collection.
You can use the cross collection search which can be setup through
Format->Cross-collection Search in gli if you are using Greenstone 2.71

> 4) Can I merge 2 collections into 1 collection ?
Sorry, Greenstone doesn't support merging collections automatically. You
need to import their documents into one collection and rebuild.
Open one of the collections in GLI, then drag the documents from the other
collection into the open one. Metadata will be copied over with the
documents (but not any collection configuration or formatting
information).

Regards
Shaoqun

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