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[nycphp-talk] Dynamically Add Links to Text

Randal Rust randalrust at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 14:55:48 EDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Glenn Powell<glenn310b at mac.com> wrote:

> Ah. New article titles are based on phrases from pre-existing content.

Yes. What usually happens in these projects is that a team of writers
cranks out roughly 300-600 articles on various subjects. After the
site launches, the core editorial staff continues adding and expanding
on each subject at a clip of about 300 articles per year. These are
not wikipedia-type encyclopedias. They are produced by historical
societies, humanities councils and universities as reference works.
Most of the people that actually do the data-entry are not very
tech-savvy, so we try to make the system do as much of the heavy
lifting as possible. But there are times when you just have to level
with them and say, "Sorry, if you want 100% accuracy, you have to do
it the old-fashioned way."

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Randal Rust
R.Squared Communications
www.r2communications.com
614-370-0036



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