Re: [greenstone-users] Sorting Issues

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 01 Dec 2004 15:26:42 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Sorting Issues
In-Reply-To (1101857462-1322-15-camel-puriri-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Beth,

As John points out, there is definitely room for improvement with how
the classifiers deal with non-English values. This is high up on the
to-do list, so hopefully it will make it into the next release.

Until then, I do have a test classifier that deals with non-English
values correctly, but it wasn't part of the version 2.52 release. Let me
know if you'd like to try it and I'll send it to you.

Regards,

Michael

John R. McPherson wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 05:19, Beth Nicol wrote:
>
>
>>I have a Greenstone collection (in spanish, and one in French) that work
>>really well except for one little problem:
>>
>>The titles for the documents in some cases begin with an accented
>>character (e-grave, i-grave for example) or with the spanish upside down
>>? (I'm sorry, I don't know what the proper name for that is). These
>>titles sort to the end of the alphabet, just before the 0-9 digits, and
>>display in the AZList as a little block (unprintable character?)
>>
>>Is there something I can do to resolve this? Should they sort in the
>>alphabet in the spot that my english-centric thought pattern thinks they
>>should? Is there a way to make them do this?
>>
>>
>
>Hi,
>I think the problem is that our AZ classifiers really are only
>look at "A" to "Z" - ie in English. I think part of the problem
>is that accented letters get sorted differently in different
>languages. Eg in some languages, some accented A chars get sorted
>after 'Z', and other accented A chars get sorted after 'A'.
>
>That said, only considering english letters seems like a bit of
>a cop-out, and I'm sure our classifiers could be improved
>somehow.....
>
>John
>
>
>
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