Remember the back-button again! This is the detailed listing of a single statement in the database. One row per phrase (subject, verb, object).

Navigation: ">": best effort listing; "?": search this as new subject; "!": search as new verb/predicate; "." search this in object position. more…


About Site Navigation

Don't forget to bring your browsers back-button! You will need it.

If you find parts of the site content/navigation strange, here is why:

This site is under (re)construction based on a new application stretching the purpose of this framework far beyond it's original scope. The original scope by the way would be an small scale, general archival software for mostly physical objects. Used over there.

As consequence, readers will easily find themself exploring database content on background information.


The application is based on the idea of the semantic web, where each fact is a simple statement of the form subject, verb, object (whereby predicate is often used as synonym to verb ). Navigating the site is essentially refining your search against the database. more about hoist…

There are only a few page templates, which might be used to display an entry. (Object-oriented dispatch on the statement in a way.) For many simple statements the reader is presented generic listing. We'll try to improve the navigation over time.

Search Results

It might be counter intuitive that search results may return the same entry multiple times. But no longer once the reader got the idea that each search result consists of these statements. The difference to returning single hits is similar to "answer in full sentence" as children are taught in school.

A search for a phrase (URL's with ?q='term') will return full matches and sqlite's full text match in any column. The columns are to be understood as in 'RDF' or simple statements in natural English: 1.) Subject 2.) to be (Predicate) 3.) Object. (Sometimes a leading serial number to the statement is shown too.)


There are only four characters in the source code, which are not subject to localisation so far:

  • ">" for statement number;

    Will navigate to a best effort listing

  • "?" for "search phrase as subject"

  • "!" for "search phrase as verb" (a.k.a predicate, a.k.a. relationship)

    Explore the structure of the database. Follow here if you want to know more about the relationship as such.

  • "." for "search phrase as object"

    This is a "reverse" search, listing all references pointing.

Most often the type of the phrase is given just by it's relative position. Either left-to-right or top-to-bottom in the sequence as in plain English: S-P-O.


I noticed that in the public view of the pages some broken links are created. There's one reason left: Some (supposed to be deep, but aren't) links point to and URL with "/" missing right before the question mark. I'll look into fixing this.

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