Re: Book Search EngineS
- From: Michael Hart <hart@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: Book Search EngineS
- Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 13:18:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Douglas Lowry wrote:
> Follow-up to J. Flenner's posting Oct 30 2007 2:15 p.m....
> A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to Michael Hart that my
> WordsCloseTogether search engine may be used permanently free of charge for
> full text searching and reading single Project Gutenberg books. There are
> 14,678 examples available for on-line testing at www.WordsCloseTogether.com.
> They are rough cut, in the sense that my preparatory software was not always
> successful in defining the border between the PG license and content, and
> did not always pick up on the headings within a book correctly.
> I guess Michael Hart and I were bitten by the same literacy bug (probably
> the same number of decades ago). My FindIt engine was an early response
> (1984). The more recent engine has been 7 years in the making, and offers
> some features that you may find respectable. (For what it's worth, the
> Patent Office and I are still tidying up loose ends. These things do not go
> Is there any interest in this free-search-on-single-free-ebooks commitment
> being widened to other works that are being made available without charge to
> general readership? Or are people satisfied with the key word search
> mentioned in the item posted by J. Flenner?
> Doug Lowry
As you, and perhaps everyone else, knows, _I_ would always prefer
MORE to LESS, even if that makes Project Gutenberg only a smaller
frog in a bigger pond.
Michael S. Hart