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Re: Re: Indexing a notebook library

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  • Subject: [mg53515] Re: [mg53498] Re: [mg53323] Indexing a notebook library
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 01:44:16 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Any recommendations for both an XML indexing tool and a compatible 
searcher/viewer that runs under Windows?

(I did find Zebra, but it has strictly a command-line interface.)

Omega Consulting wrote:
> If you have an XML indexing tool (and there are many out there), then 
> I'd suggest saving the notebooks to NotebookML via File>Save As.
> This is an XML version of the nb format. It will still open in 
> Mathematica like a normal nb. So you'll only need to manage one file.
> ----------------------------------------------
> Omega Consulting
> The final answer to your Mathematica needs.
> On Jan 6, 2005, at 1:51 AM, Gerry Flanagan wrote:
>>We're starting to use document indexing and search tools within our
>>company to find technical documents (think Google on an intranet). The
>>problem is that none of the indexing applications we've found recognize
>>the Mathematica *.nb files, even though they're mostly just text. Does
>>anyone have suggestions for ways to automatically catalog/index large
>>numbers of notebooks so that they can be searched.
>>One messy approach we thought of was to always create a companion HTML
>>version of the notebook and search on the html.
>>Gerry F.

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