||Full Text Index and Query System|
It is also possible to query the index directly (not using this page) via URL and, as a result, the system can be used as a WWW content resource. If, for instance, you are developing a web page relating to the bluebonney genus Lupinus, the URL construct:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=Lupinuscan be inserted into the page to return image references that carry 'Lupinus'. In addition, this can be refined by using the '+' character to obtain image file 'documents' that carry a combination of two (or more) strings. The construct:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=lupinus+subcarnosuswill return only those 'documents' that carry both query strings 'lupinus' and 'subcarnosus' thereby limiting the return to photos of the Texas Sand Bluebonnet. It is also possible to exclude image files using the '!' character in the URL. The URL:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=lupinus+!polyphylluswill return all 'documents' carrying the string 'lupinus' except those with the string 'polyphyllus'. These 'tags' can also be used for queries entered into the input box (above), using a '&' instead of a '+'.
Once a useful query URL is established
for a given topic using this interface, it can be 'cut' from your browser's
'location' box and pasted into local HTML pages or bookmarked for later
reference or you can simply edit the query string your browser's location
box to explore library contents without returning to this page.
Development of this system for the Digital Flora of Texas Project by the Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group has been supported by Advanced Research Program funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The site is not designed for commercial use or publication and images accessed via this system are the property of the photographers. Data processing for this digital library is accomplished by the program, imawwwo1.ipf, written by Hugh Wilson, TAMU Department of Biology Herbarium. File indexing and CGI code for this prototype were produced initially by Erich Schneider during his tenure as a grad student with the TAMU Department of Computer Science with subsequent student revisions.
This page last updated: 25 November 2002.