Use Cases for new Registry search interface
msdemlei at ari.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Jun 6 03:28:07 PDT 2011
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:40:38AM +0100, Paul Harrison wrote:
> On 2011-05 -23, at 19:05, Ray Plante wrote:
> > At Naples during our future directions discussion, we talked about a new
> > Registry search interface, and there was a call to collect use cases and
> > requirements. This includes collecting the kinds of queries we would like
> > to be able make and process easily.
> that page seems like a pretty good summary to me.
> One complaint that we have often heard with the simple "keyword"
> style searches is that different registries ended up giving
> different answers - I think that this is probably a consequence of
Coming back from vacation, I've added some comments to the wiki page
and added what I think Paul's point are in two places -- so, Paul, if
I misrepresented you, sorry.
Executive summary of my changes:
I'd really like to see a TAP/ADQL interface to searchable registries,
but we shouldn't forget that there is OAI-PMH and VOSI. We may want
some IR/Text-Searching user defined function if we go ahead and use
ADQL as the query language. And, we really should keep XML
(unfortunately XSD-defined) as the primary format of VO resource
records, if only for interoperability with other bibliographic
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