search by "definition"?
signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Apr 4 22:38:32 UTC 2007
Hi Anny -
Thanks for your kind words. It is a remarkable tool...I am glad you
There are quite a number of IMWA symbols I have been wanting to add
for over two years, but have never gotten to doing it, and it is the
same with some of the features we have discussed before...
But lots of good things have gotten done with SignPuddle 1.5, and for
now, I feel it is enough. Just to catch up with the Reference Manual
and other related products, with the new software we have right now,
is a big job.
Did you know we have five different SignPuddle products? You can read
about them in this flyer:
SignPuddle Products 2007
The one I like the most is the Private WebPuddle on page 2...It gives
a group a chance to have a private SignPuddle 1.5 on the web, just
for their group, without having to install anything themselves...
Anyway...yes...I am going to get some rest and I hope you all enjoy
On Apr 4, 2007, at 3:01 PM, Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
> Hello Val
> I'm so happy about SignPuddle 1.5! I'ts marvellous to have such a
> tool to work with!!
> Thanks for all the work you and Steve did!!
> Thanks for your answer. I've been using most of the search
> buttons... many times.
> I was just wondering if Steve did somtehing about this as we
> talked about it some time ago... if not it's fine and as you
> suggest... I could insert theme into the term section!! that's an
> excellent idea!!
> Just think "theme" would fit better into the definition field...
> but no matter...... I can do without this function!!!
> Have a nice vacation Steve
> and take time to rest too Val!!!
> Have a nice Easter hollyday everyone!
> Le 4 avr. 07 à 23:46, Valerie Sutton a écrit :
>> SignWriting List
>> April 4, 2007
>> Hi Anny -
>> I know Steve will answer you when he can...He is on a well-
>> deserved short vacation. Developing SignPuddle 1.5 has been a huge
>> job, and we both have been working so non-stop for so many
>> months...it is amazing that we are still standing!
>> There is definitely a way to search on Themes, but it is a matter
>> of the way you setup your database, so I will be glad to give you
>> the details of how I would do it...
>> Would you be interested in my little technique for that?
>> Meanwhile, here are some of the searches possible in SignPuddle 1.5:
>> 1. Search by 12 different terms (word-glosses)...
>> 2. Search by a listing of signs
>> 3. Search by exact symbol
>> 4. Search by a combination of symbols
>> 5. Search by palm facing
>> 6. Search by rotation
>> 7. Search by symbol frequency (all symbols...not just handshapes)
>> and if you load the data into SignBank you can search by long
>> definitions, if you add the definitions into SignBank...SignBank
>> also has other searches that are made for linguistics...including
>> places for searching on themes etc
>> As far as I know, we cannot search by the definition field in
>> SignPuddle 1.5 yet, but that is probably on Steve's To-Do list...
>> Meanwhile, you can use the Terms section to establish themes...I
>> will create a screen capture to show you next message...
>> Val ;-)
>> Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
>>> Dear Steve
>>> i'm working on PUddle 1.5 and enjoy it very much.
>>> we had been discussing (while still using Puddle 1) of the
>>> possibility to search by definition... and you todl me this shoud
>>> be possible someday
>>> let's imagine I woudl like to find all the different signs into
>>> the swiss french Puddle concerning geography
>>> is there a way (if I write down GEOGRAPHY under definition for
>>> every word concerning geography) to search by definition....
>>> being able to find out all the signs for one specific theme
>>> without having to go through the complete dictionnary??
>>> is anything like this possible in Puddle 1.5 ??
>>> if No is there a way you could develop such a function?
>>> if Yes can you explain me how to do that?
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod
>>> ruelle des chambres chaudes 1
>>> 1271 Givrins
>>> Tel ++41/22.362.52.37
>>> Fax ++41/22.362.52.66
>>> mail: acpg at vtxnet.ch
> Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod
> ruelle des chambres chaudes 1
> 1271 Givrins
> Tel ++41/22.362.52.37
> Fax ++41/22.362.52.66
> mail: acpg at vtxnet.ch
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