VALA2000 Session 9 Ward

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Experiences with Distributed Searching

VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Interoperability
Thursday 17 February 2000, 14:35 – 15:05

Nigel Ward

Senior Researcher CRC for Enterprise Distributed Systems
NOTE: The DSTC (Distributed Systems Technology Centre) was an Australian National IT Research and Development Centre focussing on the needs of the Government, Defence, Health, Telecommunications, Finance and Education Sectors.

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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The Resource Discovery Unit at the DSTC investigates techniques for improving access to information on heterogeneous networks like the Internet. Part of our research lead to the development of HotOIL – a search tool that distributes queries and collects search results from networked databases. This paper describes distributed searching as a resource discovery technique, how HotOIL implements distributed searching, and our experiences in deploying HotOIL to meet the needs of various communities.