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Searching in ebooks: A unique use case that requires a unique approach

Searching in ebooks: A unique use case that requires a unique approach

Ereader search tools need to limit disruption and incorporate web search best practices.

The current crop of ereaders handle ebook searching in a variety of ways — some are useful and creative, some aren’t. Here, Pete Meyers looks at the state of ebook search and how it can be improved.

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Publishing News: Apple shifts on subs

Publishing News: Apple shifts on subs

Apple softens its subscription position, metadata could improve academic searches, and ebooks offer a new purpose for edits.

In the latest Publishing News: Readability's co-founder Richard Ziade offers his take on Apple's policy reversal, Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers delve into web search, and Pete Meyers takes a look at the art of editing in storytelling.

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Four short links: 21 March 2011

Four short links: 21 March 2011

Javascript Master Class, Stats for Pythonistas, CAM Floor, and HTML Extraction

  1. Javascript Trie Performance Analysis (John Resig) — if you program in Javascript and you’re not up to John’s skill level (*cough*) then you should read this and follow along. It’s a ride-along in the brain of a master.
  2. Think Stats — an introduction to statistics for Python programmers. (via Edd Dumbill)
  3. Bolefloor — they build curvy wooden floors. Instead of straightening naturally curvy wood (which is wasteful), they use CV and CAD/CAM to figure the smallest cuts to slot strips of wood together. It’s gorgeous, green, and geeky. (via BoingBoing)
  4. Extracting Article Text from HTML Documents — everyone’s doing it, now you know how. It’s the theory behind the lovingly hand-crafted magic of readability. (via Hacker News)
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