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.