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Over the past several years, a number of information discovery and access tools have been introduced in the Internet, including Archie, Gopher, Net nd, and WAIS. These tools have become quite popular, and are helping to rede ne how people think about wide-area network applications. Yet, they are not well suited to supporting the future information infrastructure, which will be characterized by enormous data volume, rapid growth in the user base, and burgeoning data diversity. In this paper wedoi:10.1145/179606.179704 fatcat:3xetbufqgrdtbdqathbpthorre