When I teach EAD, I stress the value of tagging as a way to add intelligence to the text. Yesterday I got this question from a student:
"We're doing all this encoding in part so that search engines can search these documents better and understand when Washington is a city or a person's name. What kinds of search engines are we talking about? Not Yahoo or Google. Can you give us a demo of one of these search engines?"
I know that the Women Travel Writers Project set up tag-based searches in DynaWeb, but they've gone away. Does anyone know of others?
Elizabeth H. Dow
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University