Description for Search Diagram 1

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The title for this graphic is "Diagram 1: Layers in a Typical Search", and the graphic describes the following layers in a typical search transaction:

  1. search interface
  2. query preprocessor
  3. index and collection; this layer has arrows linking the two terms and the notation that between index and collection is "query execution"
  4. results processor
  5. results page

Each layer is linked by an arrow to the layer beneath it, with each arrow itself being labeled for the kind of information being communicated. The following list describes these labels:

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