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Metasearch Initiative -TG3 - Search/Retrieve

  Group Description  
The interdependent nature of search-retrieval protocols and techniques demands that the investigation of one be done in the context of the other. Task Group 3 will investigate and report on several related aspects of search and retrieval to produce a series of documents including:

  • A description of the current practice in Metasearching search and retrieval

  • Defining a standard vocabulary and terms

  • Defining a template for exchange of search and retrieval functionality

  • Inventorying proprietary XML interfaces and best practices for Metasearch search and retrieval

  • Recommend the data elements to describe a Result Set and a record within a Result Set

  • Review SRW/SRU and recommend modifications for use as the basis of a Metasearch search and retrieval standard.