Update on the Letters of Dickens

Just started on a new version of the Dickens letters which I’m trying to improve before adding in further volumes of text and other authors.

I’ve refactored some of the code to remove some of the cruft and obsolescence. I’ve also been working on the rdf so that I can build up the RDFa links for each letter.

This will be linked to the full text search¬† of the letter text that I’m going to explore using MySQL (which appears to be Xapian like in some parts). It is only going to be¬† a first stop as I think that further processing might well be needed to make the links more explicit and the search more relevant. Might well look into increasing the search possibilities for finding letters.

In the future, I’m going to look into annotation bits and pieces and software.