Enabling Basic Search

The search results provided for basic keyword search by institutions with or without reSearch Profiles (rSp) follow the following format (as described by the DTD):


<!ELEMENT institution (name, count, pidlist, searchresult)>
<!ELEMENT count (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT pidlist (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT searchresult(score,profile_type,profile_link,relevant_sections,institution_id,brief_description,imageurl)>
<!ELEMENT score (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT profile_type (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT profile_link (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT relevant_section (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT institution_id (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT brief_description (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT imageurl (#PCDATA)>


Detailed Description


INSTITUTION: This is the outer element for any search result set returned NAME: This specifies the official name of the institution.

COUNT: This attribute gives the number of matches returned

SCORE: Gives the individual score of a returned tuple

PROFILE TYPE (refer Basic+ CDD)

  1. Faculty/Expertise = 1
  2. Research Center = 2
  3. Technologies and patents = 3
  4. Research Facilities = 4
  5. Equipment = 5
  6. Laboratories and Research Groups = 6

PROFILE_LINK: Gives the link pointing to the URL where more information can be found for the search result. If all urls have a common root the root can be stored with us and only a relative URL will be provided with the search results.

RELEVANT SECTION: Names of the sections from BASIC+ CDD where the keyword being searched on was found or other user defined section name.

INSTITUTION_ID: Provides an unique identifier for each institution. This institution_id is assigned to the institution by the Collaborative Partnership.

BRIEF_DESCRIPTION: This element contains a small (150 characters) description of the result tuple being returned.

IMAGEURL: Gives the web location/URL for an image for the search result.


Example Search Request/Result:




[ Refer Basic CDD for a description of these querystring variables ]





<name>The University North Texas Health Science Center</name>





<profile_name>Center for Nanostructured Materials</profile_name>



General Information, Contact Information, General Information, General Information, Contact Information, Research / Services, Members, Contact Information, Research / Services, Members </relevant_sections>


<brief_description> The chemistry and physics of nanostructured materials has been a central theme of science and tech... </brief_description>