Several prototype services are available as examples of how children’s information services can built using the framework.
All the prototypes require Django to be installed to use them. If you do not have Django installed, then please visit the Requirements and Installation page and install them before downloading the prototypes.
In addition, IfSe and MaSe also require Whoosh to be installed to use them, if you do not have Whoosh installed please visit the installation page, as detailed above, and install Whoosh.
The source code for all the prototype services can then be downloaded as follows:
$ svn co https://puppyir.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/puppyir/trunk/prototypes prototypes
To download a specific prototype, use the command as follows substituting in the name of the application (in this case, you will need to amend the paths to run the prototypes by removing the ‘prototypes’ part of the path as noted in the run sections of this page):
$ svn co https://puppyir.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/puppyir/trunk/prototypes/<APPNAME> <APPNAME>
aMuSeV2 allows video and picture results to be retrieved from YouTube, Bing and Picassa. The results are then scaled according to relevance; all results are draggable allowing them to be arranged as the user wishes.
aMuSeV3 allows video and picture results to be retrieved from YouTube and Bing image search. The results are then, randomly (albeit, with a left-right-top-bottom approximation of relevance), arranged in a collage of images and videos. Videos can be played in-line; clicking on an image will generate a new query which will return a new collage of results.
aMuSeV3 is only compatible with Python Version 2.7 - if you have an earlier version then please install Python 2.7 to use this prototype.
This is a simple ‘google-like’ interface to illustrate a simple search interface.
This prototype is part of a tutorial (see: IfSe Tutorial: Information Foraging Search Application) that teaches how to go about retrieving results from search engine wrappers, logging queries, generating suggestions and how to filter queries.
MaSe is an application designed to allow children to create and customise their own search engine - retrieving results from a variety of sources and formats. See the MaSe tutorial for more details about the application MaSe Tutorial: Mash-up Search Engine Application.