Granthika’s search engine supports the following semantic elements:
literal: Text enclosed in double quotation marks, such as “pipe,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “he was excited.”
individual: An instance of a
type is an
individual. Sherlock Holmes is an
individual of the
data-property: A relationship between a
type and a
literal. The query
characters containing “Sherlock” uses the
contains to find all characters which have the string “Sherlock” in their names, and similarly
scenes containing “Sherlock” finds all scenes with the string “Sherlock” within their text.
object-property: A relationship between a
type and an
individual or two
individuals. The currently defined
depicts. These allow queries such as
events with participant Sherlock Holmes.
All discourse elements are represented by the term
Manuscript is the top-level discourse element.
The following semantic patterns are recognized by Granthika’s search engine:
literal only: Queries such as
“agonized letters” and
“no fear”. The search engine looks for the single word entered, or (if entered) a phrase, and–in the latter case–if there are no results, falls back to searching for individual words within the search term. The results will list discourse elements that contain the matches found and highlights the occurrences of the entered search term.
type only: Will find all the
individuals of the given type. So
events will find all events like “Watson Writes Memoirs.”
individual only: Will find
individuals that have the entered name. So
Holmes will find “Sherlock Holmes” (a character) and “Holmes in Practise” (an event), and
office will find “Sherlock’s Office” (a location).
type object-property individual: Will find all
individuals from the given
type which have the relationship specified by the given
object-property with the
events with participant Sherlock Holmes will find all events that have Sherlock Holmes as a participant, and
characters mentioned Chapter 2 will find all characters that are mentioned in Chapter 2.
object-property invidual: Works like
type object-property individual, but will infer the
type of the
have location office infers that you are looking for events, and will find all events that have Sherlock’s Office as a location. Similarly,
mentions Holmes infers that you are looking for all discourse elements that mention Sherlock Holmes.
mentioned by Chapter 1 will infer that you are looking for any story element mentioned within Chapter 1.
type data-property literal: Will find
individuals from the given
type that have the relationship specified by the
data-property with the given
characters containing “Ronder” will find all characters that have the string “Ronder” in their name (Mr. Ronder and Mrs. Ronder).
object-property alone: Finds all
individuals that engage in a relationship via the given
participants will find all characters who participate in any events, and
depicting will find all discourse elements that depict any events.
data-property literal: This works like
type data-property literal, but looks for any
individual, disregarding its
contain “pipe” will find any discourse element that contains “pipe” within its text.
individual object-property: Finds all
individuals which are
objects for the given
Holmes in Practise participant will find all the characters who participate in the event “Holmes in Practise,” and “Allahabad locate” will find all the events that have Allahabad as a location.