At 08:42 AM 7/22/2004, you wrote:
> > 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??
Run the equivalent searches sequentially (e.g., Google search Web
pages, LOC search of catalog records, ...) using their separate
user interfaces. The final step in this version is then to do an
"integrate-by-hand" of the results sets.
Of course, if the end goal is to achieve something like "result
clusters within facet", then this final step is Really Difficult
(ergo, a key selling point of the standard search service).
> > 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!