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Internet Resource Discovery Services
September 1993 (vol. 26 no. 9)
pp. 8-22

An overview of resource discovery services currently available on the Internet is presented. The authors concentrate on the following discovery tools: the Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS) project, Archie, Prospero, Gopher. The World-Wide Web (WWW), Netfind, the X.500 directory, Indie, the Knowbot Information Service (KIS), Alex, Semantic File Systems, and Nomenclator. The authors summarize the surveyed tools by presenting a taxonomy of their characteristics and design decisions. They also describe where to find and how to access several of the surveyed discovery services. They conclude with a discussion of future directions in the area of resource discovery and retrieval.

Citation:
Katia Obraczka, Peter B. Danzig, Shih-Hao Li, "Internet Resource Discovery Services," Computer, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 8-22, Sept. 1993, doi:10.1109/2.231277
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