- Contact Persons:
- Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Gövert
- Ulrich Pfeifer
SFgate is a gateway between the World Wide Web (WWW) and WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers) written in Perl. It is specially suited for usage with freeWAIS-sf, as it supports all its extensions. But all servers speaking the WAIS protocol can be contacted. SFgate is designed as a CGI script so that it is usable with any WWW server supporting the CGI standard.
- freeWAIS-sf fields as input fields in HTML forms
- parallel querying of any number of WAIS servers
- local search: high efficiency for WAIS databases residing on the same host as the WWW server; these databases are queried directly without contacting a WAIS server
- conversion of result documents, e.g. conversion of literature references into BibTeX
- multiple language support: SFgate can do its output in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
- several options to influence the appearance of query results
- handling for heterogeneous databases
- real parallel processing of search requests on different WAIS databases
- the converting documents mechanism changed, to provide own converters SFgate's code needs not to be changed any longer
The current patch level of SFgate 5.1 is 11.
- Manual [HTML]
- Description of the heterogeneous databases handling and a demo with heterogeneous databases.
- The Perl module Wais.pm.
- Picture postcards from SFgate Maintainers
- freeWAIS-sf 2.x and SFgate 5.x User Manual with Figure and Live Examples from Leopoldo Saggin, a user-oriented manual for people who want to query freeWAIS-sf indexed databases.
(really not up to date)
- Demo for the latest SFgate
- SFgate 5.1 and heterogeneous databases - demo
- Bibliographic references on information retrieval
- Literature at the University of Dortmund
- References to articles of about 180 computer science journals
- Informationsystem Lutherstadt Wittenberg
- Springer Science Online
- UNESCO data bases on education
- Pages on the HTTP server `www.wi-inf.uni-essen.de'
- Searching the NADIR archive
- STEINMETZ ARCHIVE Dutch Social Science Data Archive
- Zipperling Kessler and Co
- Computer Science Bibliography Collection
- Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN), Canberra, Australia
- Literaturdatenbanken an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Abteilung Pädagogik und Informatik
- Swedish Museum of Natural History
- NADS GmbH
- BioPD University of Padova
- taz, die tageszeitung
- WSC Group
- The Excellence 21 Project Database
- ZDB - Zeitschriftendatenbank
- Lund University Library Catalogues
- Search Sailor (maryland's online public information network)
- The District School Board of Pasco County, Land O' Lakes, Florida
- Informationsdienst der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs Online)
- CESSDA Integrated Data Catalogue
- Library Catalogue in The Warsaw University of Technology
- Katalog der Informatik-Fachbibliothek des IBFI Schloß Dagstuhl
- Cellule de Coordination Documentaire Nationale pour les Mathématiques
- Florida State Archives Photography Collections
- Brazoria County Historical Museum (Texas)
If you want your SFgate application to be listed here, send me a mail!
SFgate is year 2000 compliant. There is simply no point where the date comes into play. The only point where confusion could arise is in the case you use date fields: if you specify in a query a year in YY format, it is interpreted as 19YY.
See also freeWAIS-sf and y2k.