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Old Today, 02:08 PM   #151
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Oh, gotcha. Thanks, Harry. It seems to search well. I give it another test run by looking up my next book.
Note, the search index is for searching inside the books' contents. For example, if you search for "mitochondria" in the home/library view, you can find all the books in your library containing the word mitochondria.

I expect author/title is stored in a separate database and you can search by those attributes regardless of whether indexing has finished or not.
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Note, the search index is for searching inside the books' contents. For example, if you search for "mitochondria" in the home/library view, you can find all the books in your library containing the word mitochondria.

I expect author/title is stored in a separate database and you can search by those attributes regardless of whether indexing has finished or not.
Gotcha. Thanks, ilovejedd.
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Note, the search index is for searching inside the books' contents. For example, if you search for "mitochondria" in the home/library view, you can find all the books in your library containing the word mitochondria.
That would be a totally useless feature for me. Maybe if someone had a bunch of reference books on their Kindle it might be useful.

Are there many cases of people who read novels searching for a word or phrase across multiple books? I can't come up with any need to do that. Please educate me. A Kindle is a very low horsepower device (computing power). That's got to be a heckuva burden on the poor thing to do all that parsing and processing. Can you turn that feature off?
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Are there many cases of people who read novels searching for a word or phrase across multiple books? I can't come up with any need to do that. Please educate me. A Kindle is a very low horsepower device (computing power). That's got to be a heckuva burden on the poor thing to do all that parsing and processing. Can you turn that feature off?
I can't speak specifically for a reason to use this feature (except, as you mentioned) for research (or maybe a series of novels). But once the books have been indexed there isn't much involved in "processing." Unless I'm missing something here, the index is stored as a database and "searches" are almost instantaneous at that point. In Linux they have an "updatedb" command, which indexes all the files on the system. Then when you need to find something, you simply type "locate xxxx" and the command accesses a database, it doesn't do another search. If you add or delete a file between "updatedb" and issuing the "locate" command, it will still work off the old database. I'm guessing the Kindle does something similar.
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That would be a totally useless feature for me. Maybe if someone had a bunch of reference books on their Kindle it might be useful.
I believe that the same index is also used when searching the book you are currently reading. That is useful for finding the first mention of a character in a novel, etc.
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I believe that the same index is also used when searching the book you are currently reading. That is useful for finding the first mention of a character in a novel, etc.
It's also useful for series books. For example, I often read long fantasy and science fiction series. Sometimes when a character or a place is mentioned in a later book, I don't remember exactly what was said about it in earlier books, and in which book it was said. Global search across the entire library will come in handy then, and I've used it many times.
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Are there many cases of people who read novels searching for a word or phrase across multiple books? I can't come up with any need to do that. Please educate me. A Kindle is a very low horsepower device (computing power). That's got to be a heckuva burden on the poor thing to do all that parsing and processing. Can you turn that feature off?
You'd be surprised. I belong to several Reading Challenge Groups on Goodreads, and we have to find words or phrases used in books for monthly challenges, so this feature comes in handy.
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