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Re: baloo metadata scrapers

Hey Martin

Baloo is only designed for searching for files. It is not a meta-data
store. If the data you're extracting is present in the file, then it
could potentially be added to Baloo.

The important thing to look at is how to present the data, and how
does the data help in searching. For example - providing the name of
an actor in a movie could make the movie popup when searching for that
name. This is great, however, the user needs to be given a clear
explanation of why that file is in the search results.

Our main search interface, krunner, isn't designed to provide this
additional context. Therefore, adding actor information, is not
something I would want to ship.

Vishesh Handa

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Martin Bednar <serafean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> having very fond memories of the potential I saw in the tvshows://
> experimental kioslave (from the days of nepomuk), so I was left wondering
> whether something like that would be possible with baloo.
> I currently have a working scraper (currently for movies, tvshows should be
> easy to tack on) and am wondering if there is a way to use baloo to store the
> metadata. I read a bit about baloo on api.kde.org, but am not able to find any
> indication how (if) such a project would be feasible.
> Thanks,
> Martin.
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