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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $399,135)
ARJIS will develop a 'SmartSearch' capability that can incorporate new data sources without need for specialized programming. SmartSearch will be based on a two step process. Initially, the GJXDM schemas associated with the inquiries and responses of the new data source will be collected as the SmartSearch 'metadata'. Thereafter, whenever inquiries are performed, the SmartSearch process dynamically reviews the compiled metadata to make two determinations: what data is required for query, and what data is available for response. All inquiries will be matched dynamically to query only those systems that can provide the required response data.
ARJIS will operationalize the successful Phase I prototype (operational and technical documentation and code, and Global XML schemas for nationwide deployment) by expanding the toolkit to four new regions/states. Feasibility studies of possible new participants will be conducted and the new regions will be selected. The SRFERS infrastructure and toolkit will be implemented at these regions and/or states and interfaces will be developed to query data from these new regions. nca/ncf