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STARTS: Stanford Proposal for Internet Meta-Searching

Gravano, L. and Chang, C. and Garcia-Molina, H. and Paepcke, A. (1997) STARTS: Stanford Proposal for Internet Meta-Searching. In: ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD 1997), May 13-15, 1997, Tucson, Arizona.




Document sources are available everywhere, both within the internal networks of organizations and on the Internet. Even individual organizations use search engines from different vendors to index their internal document collections. These search engines are typically incompatible in that they support different query models and interfaces, they do not return enough information with the query results for adequate merging of the results, and finally, in that they do not export metadata about the collections that they index (e.g., to assist in resource discovThis paper describes STARTS, an emerging protocol for Internet retrieval and search that facilitates the task of querying multiple document sources. STARTS has been developed in a unique way. It is not a standard, but a group effort coordinated by Stanford's Digital Library project, and involving over 11 companies and organizations. The objective of this paper is not only to give an overview of the STARTS protocol proposal, but also to discuss the process that led to its definition.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:271
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:01 Jan 2009 12:15

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