[b-greek] Re: Search Engines for NT

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (moon@saint.soongsil.ac.kr)
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 20:53:45 EST

Dear Dan,
thanks for the information.
I guess that BibleWorks is different from BibleWindows I have?

Moon-Ryul Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
> > Dear Bgreekers,
> >
> > I have BibleWindows as my "bible software". I find the "grammatical
> > search engine" of BibleWindows unsatisfying. It is very difficult
> > to find phrases or sentences that match a given pattern. For example,
> > I cannot say "Find phrases of the pattern [NP (acc) Participle (acc)]"
> > or "Find sentences of the form [NP (nom) Adv V NP (acc)]". It shows
> > that the author of the software did not consult any trained linguists
> > at all to design the software. I wish I had time to write such a software.
> >
> > Are you aware of any software that can do what I want?
> >
> > Moon
> > Moon-Ryul Jung
> > Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
> Moon,
> Your software should be able to accomodate your needs once you learn this
> new "language" of the BibleWorks search engine. For example your term
> of NP (acc) would be '*@n-a and your Participle (acc) would be *@vp*.
> Putting these two together as '*@n-a *@vp* using the GNM (Greek New
> Testament Morph) give 421 verses with 444 hits starting with Mat 2:23; 4:13;
> 6:30; 7:29; 8:9; 9:9 ... Rev 22:1.
> Go through the help menu and look at the examples they give for searches
> and you will probably be able to do just about everything you need.
> Regards,
> Dan Parker

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