[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.11 Announcement

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at bright.net
Tue Mar 8 15:30:59 PST 2005

Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> writes:

[the keyword search]
> There are still bugs with it, but hopefully we can help hammer them
> all out. I'm not sure that they need their titles underneath the
> images or numbers either. Jonadab, could you tell us how we can help
> you test and develop that tool and others?

For the keyword search tool, there is one bug that I'm aware of (that
sometimes there's an extra, empty result), and one feature request
that I recall (to have the specific keywords that matched in a tooltip
when hovering over the number of matches).  If there are other things,
a reply to this message would be a good place for them.

However, as noted, the keyword search is only as useful as the index,
which is built from the keywords in the metadata.  If someone has
trainloads of spare time, going through the whole collection and
adding relevant keywords to each image would make keyword searching
turn up better results.  But we're talking serious heavy-duty amounts
of spare time here, to attach keywords to each of several thousand
images.  Eventually, when we get user login and stuff, we could create
a web interface for that, and get the end users to help with it.  That
would go nicely together with the ratings system, I think.  So let's
call that a long-term goal.

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