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(aus DIGLIB): TERENA Task Force on Cooperative Hierarchical Inde
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 07:22:03 +0200
- From: Achim Osswald <Achim.Osswald _at__ Uni-Koeln.DE>
- Subject: (aus DIGLIB): TERENA Task Force on Cooperative Hierarchical Inde
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>Subject: [PROJECT] TERENA Task Force on Cooperative Hierarchical Indexing
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>TERENA Task Force on Cooperative Hierarchical Indexing Coordination
>When a user wishes to find specific information on the World-Wide Web
>today a common approach is to use one of the established commercial
>search engines such as AltaVista, Lycos, or WebCrawler. The majority
>of these services make inefficient use of international bandwidth by
>running their data gathering robots across the commodity Internet from
>central sites (typically in the United States), and by requiring end
>users to connect to these central sites in order to perform searches.
>Whilst World-Wide Web indexing and searching would appear to be major
>consumers of international bandwidth, little hard information on the
>cost of these activities is available.
>In addition to these commercial services, a number of local, regional
>and topical WWW indexes have been created, as grass-roots volunteer
>projects or with public funding. These are of particular interest to
>the academic and research community because they can provide a higher
>signal to noise ratio in search results, and in several cases employ
>advanced techniques such as distributed data gathering and searching
>so as to make more effective use of network bandwidth.
>In order that the current situation and possibilities for future
>development be better understood, a TERENA task force has been formed.
>This will initially be:
> (a) gathering statistics on the usage of WWW search engines from
> proxy cache server and network managers.
> (b) gathering statistics on robot activity from HTTP server
> (c) identifying existing grass-roots WWW indexing and searching
> initiatives, and the potential for coordination.
> (d) identifying technologies currently in use for distributed
> indexing and searching, and emerging technologies.
>Whilst this effort is primarily aimed at members of the European
>academic and research community, any constructive participation would
>be very welcome. Please feel free to forward this message on to anyone
>who might be interested.
>You can join the task force's mailing list by sending email to:
> mailserver _at__ terena.nl
>containing only the text:
> subscribe tf-chic My Name
>replacing "My Name" as appropriate.
>As the task force progresses, we will be putting our findings up on the
>TERENA WWW server, at:
>Our first face to face meeting will be just before the Joint European
>Networking Conference, on the morning of May 11th in Edinburgh, UK.
>Martin Hamilton <martin _at__ mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
>Sigfrid Lundberg <siglun _at__ gungner.ub2.lu.se>
Prof. Dr. Achim Osswald
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