SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] interposing taxonomy in search
Re: [Sigia-l] interposing taxonomy in search
* Austin Govella
| To support better search we've created a database that supports a
| dynamic architecture. Essentially all of our "names" like page
| titles, urls, global nav, etc. are stored separately from all of our
| "items" like content, phone numbers, files, etc.
| Because of the architecture, any item can have more than one name.
| I.e. if a name is a way that people map pathways to content, then
| one can find content using the page title, the url, the global nav
| taxonomy, or a search query.
| For searches, queries would be run against the names and the
| content. Querying our various lists of names, we can search all the
| ways people map pathways to content. This means we can query page
| names, text content, img captions, or various taxonomies.
| And... the really cool part: search queries are just more "names"
| which means best bets and recommended content is just another
| taxonomy the database will handle.
This sounds like the topic/topic name distinction in Topic Maps. So it
sounds like you've reimplemented Topic Maps minus some of the
features. (Not necessarily wrong; I'm just making an observation
about the similarity.)
Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
GSM: +47 98 21 55 50 <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >
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