Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 327.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 08:38:47 +0000
From: email@example.com (Francois Lachance)
Subject: Automatic keywording & HTML authoring
Perhaps the subscribers who follow HTML authoring tools may be able to
indicate the state of the art.
I found it interesting to note recently that Microsoft Front Page does not
appear to automatically create a Meta element for keywords. Is it not
relatively trivial to produce a tool that compares frequency of words in a
document with a list of stop words and place the top five or six as the
value of the content attribute of a meta element.
<meta name="keywords" content="humanities computing frequency stop word">
Given the low volume of documents I produce, I am quite content to hand
code the HTML I produce. However, I can see a nifty XSLT stylesheet coming
into play for electronic scholarly publication enterprises that handle
large documents sets and wish to ensure for their collections the best
number of affordances for indexing and search tools. Has any one done
-- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large, knows no "no exit" in a hypertext http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/miles/five.htm
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