MARIAN DL Search System|
Java Re-Engineering Project
(1998 - )
MARIAN Design Narrative (system overview).
MARIAN Detailed Design
Jianxin Zhao's thesis: note chapters 5-7
MARIAN Client / Server Interaction
"MARIAN: Flexible Interoperability for Federated Digital Libraries" (paper submitted to ICDE 2001)
Presentation 6Oct99 "The World According to MARIAN"
Presentation 13Oct99 "MARIAN Searchers (internal structures)"
"MARIAN Sequencers (design discussion)"
Collection Class Structure Diagrams:
NLM "DirLine": (Directory of Health-Related Organizations" Raw Form, Object-Link Form.
MARC Metadata Record Databases (e.g. VT Library, ETD, ...): Object-Link Form.
(Note that none of these show the Term classes and the OccursIn links that connect them to any of the text fields in the collection objects. For a diagram that shows these, see "The World According to MARIAN" p. 12.)
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Search System Design
Programming standards from earlier projects (still worth a look, even though
they're not Java). Each is two pages, as that is all the documentation
that you can expect programmers to read ;-}.
General Programming Standards
Programming Standards for C
Javadoc pages for "common" package (including Weight, FullID, and WtdObj):
Javadoc pages for "search" package (including FullIDTable and WtdObjSet): Tree; Summary.
Javadoc pages for WebGate: Tree; Summary.
Javadoc pages for MARIAN server (not including search layer): Tree; Summary.
Javadoc pages for uip (communication package): Tree; Summary.
Java code for the marian packages is also in the package directories:
The scope of Java re-engineering in 1998-99 included WebGate and its helper Formit and the top two layers of the MARIAN pyramid (see above). The NLM DirLine collection was analyzed and installed as a test collection. A desciption of DirLine can be found at the NLM DirLine Fact Sheet; the NLM Specialized Information System maintains an alternative DirLine search system.
Interim Report to NLM, May 1999 (PDF Version) (Word Version)
DirLine Analysis Report (PDF Version)