fishman at panix.com fishman at panix.com
Fri Sep 13 11:00:38 BST 2013

I am sure that someone has written an app for emacs to do concordances.


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On Sep 13, 2013, at 5:17, "Mark Allums" <mark at allums.com> wrote:

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>> From: lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk [mailto:lois-bujold-
>> bounces at lists.herald.co.uk] On Behalf Of Helen Chapman
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>> This is really not the place for floating this query, however the wide
>> ranging interests of Bujold group members make it likely someone has an
>> answer.  I have reached the stage where the diverging but overlaping story
>> lines in the David Weber Honour Harrington books has prompted me to
>> start a
>> concordance  for referral when reading.  There is the thought though, that
>> this may well have already been done and that I am about to reinvent the
>> wheel.  A review of the Weber site has not shown such a listing exists.
>> Comments please?
>> Helen Chapman
> Do you mean a listing of every word or phrase in all of those books?  Like Strong's Concordance of the King James Bible?  I don't think I've heard of such a thing.  
> I would definitely use electronic means to prepare it, perhaps to the extent of acquiring software for the purpose, or writing something that would serve.  (The latter, I might could do, but it would take time, and I am not at all comfortable about it.  It's been a long time since I did anything useful with my atrophied C.S, degree. Does anyone have expertise in this area?  Could Calibre be made to serve? Might make an interesting plugin for Calibre.  Maybe someone's done this already.)
> Good luck with it.
> Mark
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