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A. Osswald

>Date:         Tue, 29 Apr 1997 15:11:55 -0400
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>From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny _at__ xist.com>
>Subject:      [PROJECT] TERENA Task Force on Cooperative Hierarchical Indexing
>              Coordination
>[Apologies for cross-posting :-)]
>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
>      administrators.
>  (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:
>  <URL:http://www.terena.nl/task-forces/tf-chic/>
>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>
>-TF-CHIC co-chairs

Prof. Dr. Achim Osswald
Dekan / Dean
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