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From marbux <mar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Building easy to use search guis? How to save queries...
Date Tue, 18 Jul 2006 03:41:39 GMT
Isys desktop search does something along the lines of what you speak of.
There's a screen shot of the UI on this page: <
http://www.llrx.com/features/isys2.htm>. The art is a bit too small to read,
but the UI displays the resulting command line as the user builds a query
(small type in lower left of screen shot).

Basically, the user enters a term in the top of the screen, selects an
operand and clicks/enters that operand, then on to the next term and
operand, etc.

The scheme is pretty well-designed. It's very easy to use for novices.

Best regards,

Marbux

On 7/17/06, Michael Prichard <michael_prichard@mac.com> wrote:
>
> Not sure if anyone out is doing this, thought about doing this or is just
> plain curious.  I want to figure out a way to build a search/rule gui's
> whereas the user can build searches much like building rules in some mail
> clients such as outlook or thunderbird.  For example, the user could use
> drop downs and text fields to build something like:
>
> IF CONTENT MATCHES "aliens" THEN DO SOMETHING
>
> Importantly lucene would be used to match "content" for "aliens" and then
> something would happen.  Going the other way, I need to be able to produce
> the statement in the GUI as represented.
>
> SO, should I build an XML representation of what I need and parse
> that?  Is there something out there already doing something similar?  Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Michael
>
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