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Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info mus

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:22:42 +0200

> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:47:45 +0900
> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > > The problem is how do you assemble the results [of analysis of
>  > > user browsing behavior] into an "index" for the manual?
>  > 
>  > That's one issue that needs to be solved as part of the project.
> IMO, it's insoluble, without violating some auxiliary principles of
> the GNU Project.

Only because you are trying to solve a problem that doesn't need
solving.  No one said we need to communicate personal behavior traits
back to the master manual.  They can stay on the local machine.  Not
to mention the fact that this feature is not the most important part
of such a front end, at least not in my eyes.

I don't know if anyone is thinking about working on this, but if they
do, my advice would be to start light, and first get the basic problem
of NL to query conversion solved.  Don't be intimidated by the
seemingly huge and complex problem, and don't be hypnotized by the
mammoth called "Google".  Keep in mind that the problem which needs to
be solved here is much smaller and simpler than the one Google solved
and continues to solve every day: we have a much narrower domain with
a much smaller and simpler terminology.

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