Re: Index vs. Search

Subject: Re: Index vs. Search
From: <jmccrooks -at- cwjamaica -dot- com>
To: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>,steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com, zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 18:20:47 -0500

Well said, Fred. Are you an indexer?


On Fri, 07 Sep 2007 12:30:24 -0400
"Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A search function only works when the users knows the
> specific words that appear in the content of the help
> system (or other information deliverable). It's the
> *index* that can help users get to the get to the right
> place if they know the concept by a different term.
> Of course, this assumes that we're talking about an
> intelligently compiled index and not one based on a
> simple concordance, since that kind of index is no
> more helpful than a search function.
> -Fred Ridder

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