|Date||Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:16:53 +1300|
|Subject||Re: [greenstone-users] (no subject)|
Debjani Saha wrote:
How exactly do you want to integrate the thesaurus into your greenstone collection? Do you want it to be a resource to aid the user in choosing search terms? Or do you want it simply browseable in your collection?
If your thesaurus is in a relational database format, you could try using DBPlug as a starting point to importing it into your collection. According to the DBPlug file:
# A plugin that imports records from a database. This uses perl's DBI module,
# which includes back-ends for mysql, postgresql, comma separated values (CSV),
# MS Excel, ODBC, sybase, etc... Extra modules may need to be installed to
# use this. See <GSDLHOME>/etc/packages/example.dbi for an example config file.
I looked at the agrovoc database on the www.fao.org site and they appear to make it available in a number of formats, i.e. mysql, postgres, iso2709 etc.
What format is your agrovoc database in? perhaps DBPlug with some configuration could be used to import it?
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