||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 bluebonnet genus Lupinus, the URL construct:
http://botany.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://botany.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://botany.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
library contents without returning to this page.
Initial development of this system was for the Digital Flora of Texas Project by members of the Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group with support from Advanced Research Program grants 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 programs, imawwwo1.ipf (index and family pages) and imawwwo2.ipf (entry pages and summary), 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. The system, now used as a teaching resource, is maintained without funding by the TAMU Center for the Study of Digital Libaries, and updated - when time permints - by Hugh D. Wilson.
This page last updated: 13 July 2009.