compare results of two different searches

Discussion in 'Future' started by Eric, May 30, 2016.

  1. Eric

    Eric Beta Tester

    I don't think this is currently possible:

    I would find it helpful if I could run two searches and compare / contrast the results to find where they differ. E.g. I just searched the KJV for
    "first fruit*" | "firstfruit*"
    which found 34 hits in 32 vv.
    Then I searched only for
    firstfruits
    which found 32 hits in 30 vv.
    Since the only difference was the plural / singular distinction (I discovered "first fruit" with a space does not occur in the KJV), I then searched for the singular
    firstfuit
    which found the two differences.

    There have been other times when I'd have liked to have been able to compare results, especially when there are lots and lots of hits.
     
  2. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    It's a good idea. I can think of various ways to show such a comparison and would need to experiment a bit. What you're asking for is like a diff. You could probably do this now outside of SwordSearcher -- export your search results to a text file for each one, and then compare them with WinMerge for example. This is kind of a programmer-thing, but I think it would give you what you are looking for.

    http://winmerge.org/
     
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