John,

I'm working hard to make a public database that will benefit us all. The alert system will be free for everyone with a delay of 4 hours or more. I will have to ask a donation for those who want a realtime alert since the costs of making this search engine and maintaining it, are very high. If I would allow a system that everyone can invoke a realtime alert, the server will crash right away.

Members of the VVOJ.NL, VVOJ.BE will get full access for free for one month, but I can't ask you to become a member of a Dutch organization for investigative reporters. So here's my idea: all members of this list will get one month of full access to all options (december).  I will give you and all others the mail address where you can apply. 

Why am I doing this? I think we shouldn't be distracted by technical problems to find the proper documents we want to investigate.  So I put a lot of effort in special search operators like:

 origin: choose any source
 intitle: search in title
pub: search in publication date
class: search in classification (secret / confidential etc.)
rated: search in user rating
tag:  search in any tag in the cable

Will keep you all posted,

Henk van Ess
Chairman vvoj.nl





On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 3:51 PM, John Hansen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Henk van Ess

 

I am the managing editor of investigative reporting at Politiken in Denmark. My colleague Henrik Kaufholz forwarded your mail to me. I am working with the WikiLeaks cables (few as they still are), and I am certainly interested in alert- and search possibilities. How can we cooperate on this? Can you make your base accessable to me, so I can work with it on my own – or do I send you my keywords for searching and alerts?

Please let me know how we can help each other on this!

 

Best regards,

 

___________

John Hansen

Redaktionschef - Managing Editor

 

POLITIKEN

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Fra: Henk van Ess [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sendt: 1. december 2010 17:38
Til: [log in to unmask]
Emne: [GLOBAL-L] Exciting news for all who want to investigate Cablegate / Wikileaks: Cablesearch!



Dear colleagues,

 

Exciting news for those who want to investigate the Wikileaks/Cablegate documents.

 

We teamed up with http://rpgp.org/cable/ which will merge into my new initiative Cablesearch. 

 

Cablesearch is the first project of the European Center for Computer Assisted Research, www.eccar.org (Digital Diggers).

 

The new search engine will have:

 

- alerts

Notify me when a cable of embassy X is published 

Notify me when new documents are published

Notify me when Cameroon, Dutch or any other keyword occurs in a document that just has been published

 

- advanced search

Use quotation marks, - and intitle:

 

And more!

 

It will help you to search for your own country specific needs. Will tell you when it's up and running. I expect it to be working in 4 days.

 

Henk van Ess

 

 

 

 

 

 


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