[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.11 Announcement
jon at rejon.org
Wed Mar 9 15:15:06 PST 2005
On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 18:30 -0500, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> 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.
I think you should remove the number next to the image, as it always
displays  and then the CSS for the link is really messy looking.
Maybe that can be shut off. Are you just working from the version of
these in the cgi-bin. I can fix some of these design fixes.
> 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.
Yes, I agree that once we implement the rating and empower the community
to edit the keywords easier, then we will have a much better solution.
Thanks for rocking out the keyword search. It is mega cool.
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