> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 08:13:48 -0400
> From: Eliot Christian <[log in to unmask]>
> As a next step following documentation of the requirements for search
> interoperability ( http://www.search.gov/interop/requirements.html ),
> I need to construct a simple demo showing what benefits one gets
> from standardized search services. The task is to do a side-by-side
> compare of information searching: "with a standard" versus "without
> a standard".
> My immediate thought is to use a metasearch example, simply because
> metasearching by definition has to interface with multiple search
> service instances.
How are you going to do the "without a standard" version??
> Please do let me know of any canned demos you may have on the shelf,
> or any ideas on how best to pitch this. (Of course, hard
> cost/benefit data would be nice if you have that, too!)
I imagine that the Library of Texas people would be happy for you to
use their system for a demo. The main people to talk to would be
Kevin Marsh <[log in to unmask]> and Bill Moen <[log in to unmask]>;
I've copied this message to them.
Hope it works out!
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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