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2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1998)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26, 1998 to May 29, 1998
ISSN: 1063-6927
ISBN: 0-8186-8292-2
pp: 66
Alistair Moffat , University of Melbourne
Owen de Kretser , University of Melbourne
Text collections have traditionally been located at a single site and managed as a monolithic whole. However, it is now common for a collection to be spread over several hosts and for these hosts to be geographically separated. In this paper we examine several alternative approaches to distributed text retrieval. We report on our experience with a full implementation of these methods, and give retrieval efficiency and retrieval effectiveness results for collections distributed over both a local area network and a wide area network. We conclude that, compared to monolithic systems, distributed information retrieval systems can be fast and effective, but that they are not efficient.
Information retrieval, distributed digital libraries, merging document databases, Internet applications
Tim Shimmin, Justin Zobel, Alistair Moffat, Owen de Kretser, "Methodologies for Distributed Information Retrieval", 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, vol. 00, no. , pp. 66, 1998, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1998.679488
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