Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 10:29:03 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: SUGI: documentation, help, index
> From: Charles Patridge [mailto:Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET]
> Good Luck on indexing!
> I have received numerous
> inquiries/criticisms/suggestions/etc etc about making
> SCONSIG.com more effective by building "slick" methods to
> make the site more "searchable" and easier to find what
> people are looking for - and I have not as yet found the
> ideal method/service/feature to answer everyone's needs
> UNLESS I am willing to spend ALOT of money to professional
> INDEX my site and its 3000 plus pages.
ahem, what you Really Need, kind sir, is SAS Text Miner!
> And even at that, I
> am not guaranteed 100% successful searchable methodolgy for
> every person in the SAS world. One viewpoint in doing so, is
> the ability to look at the world from everyone's viewpoint
> and point of reference (not an easy task)!
The readers' Point Of View -- POV --
is probably the most difficult aspect of indexing.
what knowledge do they bring to the 'discussion'?
as I pointed out in my original post
we each have some computer experience,
and a set of words -- jargon, specialized knowledge --
that we use to formulate our questions.
see my giggle about <carriage return> in the original post.
> The last time I looked, the cost for me to index every page
> would run about $1500 per year which is beyond my personal pocketbook.
ah, yes, The road to penury is paved with Good Intentions,
> As an example of what/how people have searched my site this
> past month (May 2003), I extracted all the phrases people
> used and thought you might see what you could be up against
> when indexing written material:
thanks for posting that list, Charles.
valuable food for thought
Ron Fehd the index maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
My computer must be broken:
whenever I ask a wrong question,
I get a wrong answer.
-- Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant