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linkTables - input file of links and tokens for document set, and generated token and document tables.


linkTables [--docs|--linktext|--nocase|--noclean|--titletext] [--mincount N] [--stopfile FILE] LINK-FILE STEM


    LINK-FILE           Filename for input link file usually created by XSL
    STEM                Stem for output file, several extensions read and made
    --docs              only update the .docs file, all else remains fixed
    --linktext          add link text, delimit by spaces, to text type
    --mincount M        only add tokens with this many
    --nocase            ignore case of URLs
    --noclean           don't use built-in URL cleaning
    --stopfile F        do not enter these words in text tables
    --titletext         add title text, delimit by spaces, to text type
    -h, --help          display help message and exit.
     --man              print man page and exit.


Input file of links, link text and redirects in the data format described next. Use file name '-' to input stdin. Builds the tables used in bag processing: STEM.tokens N-th line is the token for items with index (N-1). STEM.words A map for the token file includes token, its type and the hash code. N-th line is the details for the N-th document STEM.docfeats mapping of token index to document index

The token to document index in .docfeats is implied after standardising OUTGOING-URLs for a document and the document URls themselves


Input lines can have the R form for redirects: R <URL> <URL-REDIRECTED-TO>

These entries are ignored by this script, and should be first eliminated with linkRedir(1). The main input is the D form for documents and their links and link text D <URL> <HASHID> <TITLE> <OUTGOING-URL> <LINK-TEXT> ... EOL <TYPE> <TOKEN> ... EOD

The text "EOD" acts as a document terminator and can be missing if no tokens exist. The text "EOL" is a link terminator. The <URL>s and <HASHID>s must not have spaces or the processing will get confused since R and D records are split on spaces. Note text at the end of the line is an exception. <HASHID> is any externally defined record identifier. ALVIS default is a 32 character hexadecimal from an MD5 hash of the text.

<TYPE> is intended to be a short bit of alphabetic text describing the type such as 'person', 'company', etc. Reserved <TYPE>s are 'doc', link to a document in the collection, 'link' which is a link out of the collection, and 'text' which is any text.


Alvis::URLs(3), linkBags(1), linkMpca(1), linkRedir(1), mpdata(1).

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Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Wray Buntine

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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