Alternate Views of the Jargon File
Lots of people have used the Jargon File as a test case for different
kinds of search and retrieval engines. Here are all the different ways of
viewing it that I have URLs for as of late August 2000:
Current Versions (4.0.0 or later)
Most of the recent conversions have search capability but only crude ASCII
highlighting (they were generated from the info or ASCII versions).
Server The form allows you to search, or get a random entry.
http://leb.net/~tonyk/jargon/ HTML generated from the flat-text version. Pretty generic.
http://watson-net.com/jargon/ This version has good support for searching and picking a random
http://www.elsewhere.org/jargon_search/ Indexed with Excite.
Arjan De Mes's View Arjan De Mes <firstname.lastname@example.org> did this version at the University of
Amsterdam. It allows search on a conjunction of up to three keywords. Version
A rather nice conversion of 4.1.4 with search capabilty.
Fortune file Rob
Kaper has written a script that converts the HTML version of the File to a
Im Eunjea has created
his own searchable version. Old Versions
These versions are out of date.
The Free On-Line Dictionary
Of Computing borrowed a lot of Jargon File material, I'm not sure from which
Hans DeWolf's WWW Jargon
File This appears to be the best of the `rogue' conversions, except for the
lack of search capability. Crossreference-to-URL translation was apparently
done with a filter, and the results extensively hand-hacked (even including
indexes to lists of entries deleted in various versions!)
Foreign Language Translations
Il Gergo Telematico Maurizio Codogno has done an Italian documnt he describes as a
"derivative work" or "spinoff" of the 3.0.0 Jargon File.
I know there are WAIS and other databases built from the Jargon File, but
don't have those URLs. If you know of an interesting one, send me mail.
Eric S. Raymond