March 1999 | NTIA Technical Report TR-99-365

A Search Engine for Federal Standard 1037C

William J. Ingram; Evelyn M. Gray

Abstract: Federal Standard 1037C, Glossary of Telecommunication Terms, contains more than 5800 entries defining the components of several disciplines in telecommunications technology. Use of this large glossary is enhanced with the search engine designed specifically for the two HTML versions of the glossary: the online version and the CD ROM version. The search engine provides speedy access to the entire text of the definitions containing the specified character string used in the search. This report discusses the need for the search engine, its design criteria, functions, enhancements, and benefits. The computer code for the search engine, which was developed using Perl scripts, is listed in the appendix.

Keywords: Federal telecommunications standards; glossary; HTML; hypertext; Internet; NII; CD ROM; search engine; Web

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Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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