ADMYTE II, search engine


The search engine accompanying the texts on ADMYTE II (admyteii.exe) has been upgraded. The whole system is a new 32bits system, incorporating the old possibilities into the new interface and enhancing them as follows:

Each section and title are presented in an index-window. The user can go to any title or any folio or introduction. Introductions can be saved or printed out. The page chosen is shown in a second window, side by side with the index or by itself (windows can be cascaded, tiled or arranged in different sizes and shapes).

The search range can be defined by selecting the titles and sections on which the search will be performed from an ad hoc table of sections and titles. The default is "all titles".

When searching, the introductions can be included in or excluded from the search.

After selecting the range (or accepting the default=all titles), searches can be performed:

  1. with the glossary of words and the search language (boolean searches, searches by range, etc., as defined in the query language) within the selected range or the default.
  2. within one single page
  3. with the formal glossary, which now covers the whole 290 texts, and gives the options of searching by lemmata or by forms.

The results are shown:

  1. At the bottom of the screen by number of occurrences/pages
  2. In a window which gives the complete information of title and folio. This window can be saved as a file (free name, free extension, free location) or printed out.
  3. In a window with the whole text page. In this case, the word searched is highlighted in white on black. The system works even when a word is separated in two lines, although only the part located in the first line is highlighted. Two kinds of arrow icons let the user move to the next occurrence or the next page. The text can be cut and pasted to any word processor, or saved as a file (free name, free extension, free location), or printed out.
  4. If there are images associated with that particular text, a special icon is highlighted. When clicked on, the system searches for disk I, and launches the viewer, a new program that includes the possibility of working on the images themselves, changing light, contrast, etc. The images can be cut and pasted to any word processor, or saved as a file (free name, free extension, free location), or printed out. When researchers are done with the images, they go back to the text, either changing CDs or using two CD drivers. (Those of us who have a CD writer and a CD reader can use both, which makes the access much easier). The program let users choose the drive letter.

Searches can be saved in a "history" menu, to be reused again and again.

A context sensitive help tells the users which possibilities they have in each case. Special help sections develop the subjects of the query language, the viewer, or the formal glossary.

Thanks to HSMS2TDB, included in the TACT section of ADMYTEII, texts can be converted into textual data bases (TDBs) and worked out with the TACT set of programs, including the GIX (indexed groups) facility. Examples are shown in the TACTWEB server of the Laboratorio de Lingüística Informática, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, mafalda.lllf.uam.es.


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