xwaisq

XWAISQ(1)                   General Commands Manual                  XWAISQ(1)



NAME
       xwaisq - X interface to the WAIS questions

SYNOPSIS
       xwaisq [ standard X toolkit arguments ] [ QuestionName ]

DESCRIPTION
       xwaisq is an X Windows based client for the WAIS system.  It is the
       application used for modifying and submitting questions to a WAIS
       server.

       This application is heavily dependant on the X Toolkit resource
       mechanism.  Questions are stored to the user's "questionDirectory"
       (usually ~/wais-questions) and can be retrieved using this application.

       A question is posed in three parts:

       1.  Search words, labeled "Tell me about"
       2.  Sources, labeled "In Sources"
       3.  Relevance Feedback, labeled "Similar to"

       Search words can be entered into the "Tell me about" frame by simply
       typing into the frame.  Pressing return will initiate the search
       (however, if you have not yet specified a source, you'll be warned, and
       no search will actually occur).

       To add a source  to  a question, press  "Add Source", and select the
       source from the popup  menu.  To remove  a source  from  the question,
       select the source, and click on the "Delete Source" button.

       To add a document to a question, select the document in the Result
       Document list, and press "Add Document".   To remove  a document  from
       the question, select the document, and click on the "Delete Document"
       button.

       When  you have you question completely  defined, you can search the
       sources by pressing the "Search" button, or <RETURN> in the "Tell me
       about" window.

       To view  a resulting  document, select the  document and  press  the
       "View" button.  A  new Document  window  will appear.    If you'd like
       to see  the keywords matched, press the "Find Key" button.   To save
       the document  to a file, press  the "Save to  File"  button.  When  you
       are finished  with the document, press "Done" button in the Document
       window.

       When you are finished with the question close its window using  the
       "Done" button.  Any changes to the question  will be written  back to
       the question directory.

FILES
       Xwais                         application Default file.
       $(HOME)/wais-questions        location of saved questions.
       $(HOME)/wais-sources          location for personal sources.

RESOURCES
       The following resources may be changed to modify the default behavior
       of the application.  I recommend you look at the resource file Xwais to
       get a better idea of all the resources available.

       Xwais*questionDirectory:      ~/wais-questions/
       Xwais*documentDirectory:      ~/wais-documents/
       Xwais*userSourceDirectory:    ~/wais-sources/
       Xwais*commonSourceDirectory
       Xwais*seedWords
       Xwais*initialSource
       Xwais*questionName
       Xwais*DoSearch

       The last four resources are usually unspecified.  Under special
       circumstances they may be used to fully specify a question without a
       file.

BUGS
       xwaisq is heavily dependant on it's resources.  If it is unable to find
       the proper resource file, it will most likey become unusable.

       xwaisq has no limit to resizing, so if the window is resized too small,
       some buttons may be lost.

SEE ALSO
       xwais(1), waisindex(1), waisserver(1)

AUTHOR
       Jonny Goldman <Jonathan@Think.COM>



Thinking Machines               Thu Feb 20 1992                      XWAISQ(1)