Given a URL that looks like this:

the spell service will return an XML stream looking like this:


Clients are then expected to read the XML and provide enhanced services to users. A primary example is to suggest alternative queries to searches that return few or no hits.

This service was implemented as a part of National Science Foundation grant (DUE-0333601) called OCKHAM Library Network, Integrating the NSDL into Traditional Library Services.

Eric Lease Morgan (, February 27, 2007