SmarText Processing Assumptions
SmarText must make many assumptions when processing source files. If standard styles have been used, the program can read the structure automatically. Otherwise, according to Rearick, the following assumptions are made:
- useful index words are those which neither occur too frequently or too rarely
- it is better to make too many links that too few (since links are easier to delete manually than to create)
- only the first occurrence of an index word in a paragraph should be linked
- section headings are a more accurate gauge of structure than tables of contents (since the author of the table may have chosen to make omissions or may have made errors)
- individual occurrences of index words should be linked to paragraphs in which the word is used often
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