3.208 mainframe text searching (27)

Tue, 4 Jul 89 18:56:05 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 208. Tuesday, 4 Jul 1989.

Date: Tue, 4 Jul 89 09:10:12 EDT
From: "Eric Johnson DSU, Madison, SD 57042" <ERIC@SDNET.bitnet>
Subject: Searches and Icon

Guy L. Pace asked if there were a concordance or text search
application to find specific references to topics or projects and
when those were made; the text files were created on DisplayWrite
and converted to pure text and are on an IBM 3090 (CMS). I had two
immediate thoughts:

(1) Depending on the exact format of the texts, the use of a
concordance or text search package will probably produce disappointing
results, will require additional rekeying of the text, or both.

(2) This is a perfect application for Icon for VM/CMS. Version 7.5 of
Icon for VM/CMS should be available in the very near future. An Icon
program could be written that would produce exactly what was wanted.