Effective search method for distributed information systems using a self-organizing information retrieval network

Kouichi Abe, Toshihiro Taketa, Hiroshi Nunokawa, Norio Shiratori

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    In this paper the authors propose a search system composed of a self-organizing information retrieval network as a method to effectively search for information managed in a distributed fashion. An information retrieval network is a virtual network consisting of World Wide Web (WWW) server hosts that have search functions. A search system making use of the features of the authors' method can provide the following benefits: (1) information searches on a newly added WWW server host; (2) information searches that avoid a problem host; (3) information searches from any host. In this paper the authors demonstrate the validity of their idea by creating an information search system based on their idea and performing experiments on a university LAN.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-37
    Number of pages9
    JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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