13.0264 WordCruncher help?

Humanist (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 21:51:41 +0000

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 264.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

From: Marcel Marien <marcelma@poczta.onet.pl>
Subject: WordCruncher

Dear all,

over the past few years I have prepared a comprehensive body of mainly
religious texts in several languages to be indexed with WordCruncher
(giving reference to chapter, sub-chapter and paragraph). Since the users
have moved from a DOS to a Windows environment I inquired if there was an
upgrade to the program. I found several infos on the Internet, which
discuss a WordCruncher for Windows version and therefore turned to
"WordCruncher Internet Technologies", but after a lengthy e-mail exchange I
learned, that the software is no longer supported and there was no
possibility any more to obtain a copy of WordCruncher for Windows.

My question is now: Does any one know how I can still obtain a copy of
WordCruncher for Windows other than from WCIT? (I found the viewer on the
Internet, but not the indexing software.) Alternatively is there any
possibility to use the prepared texts with an alternative software? If yes,
what software and where can I get it?

The indexing software should at least be able to:
* index text on at least 3 hierarchical levels, more levels would be welcome,
* map each of 255 characters to a freely choosen alternative character (so
that in a search no accented letters have to be keyed in)
* define the function of each of 255 characters (is it UpperCase or LowerCase
or Apostroph, does it switch the index on or off etc.)
* join indexed texts into large books (15 Mbyte and more)

The viewing software should at least be able to:
* make complex boolean searches
* store search results
* accept word-lists as search input
* output text
* allow to cut text to be pasted into other applications

I am grateful for any hint and information

Marcel Marien