> Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 10:00:13 -0500
> From: Mark Hinnebusch <[log in to unmask]>
>>> So the answer to the original question of does CQL help with
>>> searching MARC is: Yes, but you need to think about HOW you want
>>> to search your data. Do you want to search by syntax (marc.500a),
>>> or by semantics (foo.noteText)?
> Actually, MARC is the structural mechanism but the cataloging rules
> (such as AACR2) overlays semantics onto the structure. I think what
> we are talking about here is really semantic searching.
OK, I hear you. So a more precise way of expressing this would be: do
you want to search by concrete semantics (marc.500a) or by abstract
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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