12/03/04: New Database! Hanzi Project, Styles, Biographies

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12/03/04: New Database! Hanzi Project, Styles, Biographies

Unread postby James » Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:39 am

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The site may have <i>seemed</i> quiet over the last month, but that certainly wasn’t the case as some of you may have noticed. A good amount of time has been spent moving most of our officer information into a database. That may sound boring, but it enables us to add much more functionality to the site, makes updates much easier, and makes new projects possible when they wouldn’t have been realistic before.

What good does this do you now? Have a look at the <a href="http://kongming.net/novel/styles/">Officer Style Name Reference List</a>, the <a href="http://kongming.net/novel/hanzi/">Hanzi Project</a>, the <a href="http://kongming.net/novel/bios/type.php">Biographies (by Type)</a> and the <a href="http://kongming.net/novel/bios/">Biographies (by Kingdom)</a> sections for examples. You can now search through content on each of those pages (even using <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_Expressions" title="External: Wikipedia Encyclopedia" target="_blank">regular expressions</a> if you know how), giving you a chance to access the content you want much faster. You may also bookmark your results. Down the road you’ll see some other fun new additions (and a few new biographies in the next update). Please note that there may be some broken links at this time. If you find any of them, <a href="http://kongming.net/email/">please let me know</a>.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:41 am

Is there a way to search within the biographies? Say, I want to find all SGZ mentions of Dunny (of Xiahou :lol: ). Right now I could use the general "Search" function, but that returns like 116 hits, a lot of them portraits or something irrelevant to what I was looking for.
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Unread postby James » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:40 pm

While the functionality could be built into the biographies search at the time, it would take a while to implement. Probably a good idea for down the road. I still want to go in and give it support for Chinese searches. You can, however, accomplish a great deal by searching through the home page, and the search engine takes rather advanced arguments.

Example: Xiahou Dun -Portrait* -"Fourth Weapon*"
Searches for Xiahou Dun, but ignors pages with the word 'portrait(s)', or with 'fourth weapon(s)'. You can construct your own searches to trim out all the fat that KMA will return from the games section. How well does this work? I could probably take some time out down the road to figure out what all arguments the search engine takes to create a tutorial, or maybe even add a checkbox for biographies only.
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