Re: Client-side searching proposal

Sebastian Hammer (
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 11:19:21 +0100

> Is there a well defined language anywhere for searching anywhere? I
> saw one called GCL, but I forget the details...

In the library world (at least in Scandinavia), these two enjoy some

ISO 8777, "Common Command Language" (CCL) defines a set of commands for
searching interactive information systems. Specifically, it defines
a boolean query-format with truncation, proximity, etc.

ANSI Z39.50 (and ISO 10163) define, as part of a protocol for information
retrieval, an abstract structure for expressing queries.


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