Logos asks, what do you wish you could search for, but can't?

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Sam West | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 14 2011 6:07 AM

Subject or subjects of a Scripture or passage. 

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 14 2011 6:13 AM

We can't do that right now?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 14 2011 6:36 AM

Sam West:

Subject or subjects of a Scripture or passage. 

Have you considered this resource?

http://www.logos.com/product/3130/the-thematic-bible

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 12:20 PM

It would be nice to be able to search for hapax legomenon or other infrequently occurring words without knowing them first.

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 1:08 PM

Rosie Perera:

I'm with those who would rather see Logos development spend more time on things that have already been requested (both for search and other promised features such as PBB, requested feature improvements, bug fixes, etc.) than coming up with new things not yet dreamed of for search.

My number one priority is being able to search for a word or phrase that shows up within major section headings in monographs, and/or to be able to search just in the Tables of Contents of all my books. Currently it is next to impossible to find monographs that have major coverage of a particular topic. This is a huge need.

Also finish implementing the search fields for all books in the Logos catalogue. Search for text in the author field should work in all multi-author works, whether journals or monographs, for example.

EDIT: added more...

Also ratchet up the speed with which you're continuing to implement LCV across a large number of books in the catalogue.

And continue fixing the metadata problems so that limiting searches will be more accurate.

Add the ability to restrict a search to any library filter (e.g., author:Calvin) on the fly without having to first create a collection with that criterion.

 

YES.  ALL of the above.  Well spoken Rosie.

 

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 3:17 PM

When I search for a word in the Gospels, I'd like the results to be arranged in such a way that I can see at a glance if the word is part of the same pericope.

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Rev. Donald Quigley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 4:18 PM

Bob,

I am a seminary student and while I was reading one of my textbooks it made reference to Augustin's City of God.  I knew I had seen that somewhere in my library before and wanted to find it.  As it turns out this is a source within a source (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol. II) and no search tool I tried would bring it up.  Since there are many resources in my Platinum Library that are embodied in other sources it would be great if I could search these out when needed.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 4:32 PM

Donald Quigley:

Bob,

I am a seminary student and while I was reading one of my textbooks it made reference to Augustin's City of God.  I knew I had seen that somewhere in my library before and wanted to find it.  As it turns out this is a source within a source (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol. II) and no search tool I tried would bring it up.  Since there are many resources in my Platinum Library that are embodied in other sources it would be great if I could search these out when needed.

I put together a note file, "Alpha Church Fathers", which might help.  You can find it in the "Files" forum.  It may not be my most recent edition since I have been updating it from time to time.  Also, since we cannot yet share notes, you will need to put it into the L3 Annotations folder and import it into L4 (probably cleaning things up afterward).

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 6:15 PM

Any way to identify the many pronouns in Scripture? Sometimes they may be ambiguous, but there are times where a "he" or a "they" or an "I" are clearly known. In these cases ... a search for the name of a person might show all the places where that person is referenced in a pronominal form. All the names of those (represented by pronouns) which receive the action of God / Jesus?

Also, more specific chronologies.Timing is everything :)  Ie- years between Kings of ISRAEL? How many years before the "cleansing of the Temple" was the middle wall restricting access of Gentiles built? how many years from Sennacherib's futile invasion to Antiochus Epiphanes' / till Titus's invasion?

Simpler front end: Cascadia type searches  - all the "subjects" in Philippians. All verb phrases in Jn 15.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 6:22 PM

Ron Corbett:
Any way to identify the many pronouns in Scripture? Sometimes they may be ambiguous, but there are times where a "he" or a "they" or an "I" are clearly known.

There is evidence that Logos is working on this type of project http://www.semanticbible.com/other/talks/2010/BibleTech-NTReferents/main.html

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Carole Massey-Reyner | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 6:29 PM

I ordered and paid for a book that is no longer in print. It is for a friend of mine who is a personal friend of the author (now deceased). I tried to download it, but wasn't successful. How can I get it? Thanks.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 6:43 PM

Are you / is she a Logos 4 user? If so, the license needs to be in her name and the book would be downloadable only on her account.. You may  need to contact customer service.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 17 2011 6:47 PM

Carole Massey-Reyner:

I ordered and paid for a book that is no longer in print. It is for a friend of mine who is a personal friend of the author (now deceased). I tried to download it, but wasn't successful. How can I get it? Thanks.

Carole, books from Logos are downloaded automatically by the Logos software.  If you purchased a book with your account, it is licensed to you and isn't easily transferable to another person.

You should call customer service and explain what you are trying to do.  They'll be able to help you in ways that we cannot here in the forums.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2011 1:48 PM

Donald Quigley:

Bob,

I am a seminary student and while I was reading one of my textbooks it made reference to Augustin's City of God.  I knew I had seen that somewhere in my library before and wanted to find it.  As it turns out this is a source within a source (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol. II) and no search tool I tried would bring it up.  Since there are many resources in my Platinum Library that are embodied in other sources it would be great if I could search these out when needed.

YES! This is a search that I often would love to do but can't. Please separate out books within books and allow us to search within them. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2011 2:25 PM

Donald Quigley:

I am a seminary student and while I was reading one of my textbooks it made reference to Augustin's City of God.  I knew I had seen that somewhere in my library before and wanted to find it.  As it turns out this is a source within a source (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol. II) and no search tool I tried would bring it up.  Since there are many resources in my Platinum Library that are embodied in other sources it would be great if I could search these out when needed.

Donald (and others reading this who might be interested): Jacob has now added a specific feature request relating to this on UserVoice. Please take a look at it and vote for it if you like the idea: http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-4/suggestions/1402517-better-control-of-multi-book-volumes-works

Anonymous | | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2011 3:16 PM

Something I've sugested before is to make use of the wordbook database of semantic relations.  So I'm searching for the word "elation" I could also search for synonyms (words that mean the same, like "high spirits"), antonyms (opposite, like "depression"), hypernyms (more general, like "joy"), and hyponyms (more specific like "euphoria").

But before you do that, speed up the parts of Logos that are so slow, they are unusable.

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2011 6:17 PM

I was wondering if after you did a search, and instead of doing another search you could just do a click and search what you already have?  Kind of like a making a pyramid until you have refined it to the point you want.  Or another way of putting it search the search results.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2011 10:02 PM

Mathew Haferkamp:

I was wondering if after you did a search, and instead of doing another search you could just do a click and search what you already have?  Kind of like a making a pyramid until you have refined it to the point you want.  Or another way of putting it search the search results.

Yeah, like the new "faceted" searching on the Logos website! That would be awesome!

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 23 2011 2:56 AM

Rosie Perera:
Yeah, like the new "faceted" searching on the Logos website! That would be awesome!

Yes!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 13 2011 6:34 PM

I would like to be able to restrict a search to just the results of a PG-like search. For example, I want to be able to narrow a search for a particular word or phrase down to only where it appears in places in my commentaries where they are discussing Mark 8:15. Currently the only way to do that would be to do a PG on Mark 8:15 with a Commentaries section in it, then open each one of those resulting commentaries in turn and do Ctrl+F to look for the word in question. In this case I'm looking for commentaries which tell me which Herod the Herod mentioned in Mark 8:15 is. I know I can find that particular detail out through Biblical People, but this is just an example of the power such a search would provide if it were available. Find out which commentaries mention X when they are discussing such-and-such a passage.

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