Collaborative indexing over networked information resources by distributed agents

Taeha Park, Kilnam Chon
1994 Distributed Systems Engineering  
Recent citations Browsing is a collaborative process Michael B. Twidale et al -This content was downloaded from IP address 207.241.231.81 on 25/07/2018 at 17:36 Distrib. Syst. Engng 1 (1994) 362-374. Printed in the UK 1 Collaborative indexing over I networked information resources by Abstract. Various information tools have appeared to help users locate and retrieve information resources over the Internet. The amount of information resources is increasing dramatically, and it is necessary to
more » ... indexing services to deal with the scalability problems. Existing indexing systems collect index data periodically from information servers only. Thus the users of indexing systems lack a common framework where they can share their heuristic information on available resources. This paper introduces collaborative indexing for gathering index data from users. The indexing system is seamlessly integrated with existing information tools. In our model, a group of users with a common view shares feedback of resource discovery. One user's feedback about searches is used by future users to help locate relevant resources. We implemented a prototype system where agents share index data by weighted association. Each agent defines its domain by the community and topic the agent serves. Agents gather users' feedback and use it to change weight values of associations. By doing this, users are relieved from a large volume of irrelevant resources in a global search space, and get more closely related matches to the search request. e Collaborative indexing for collecting index data from users. A user can explicitly register a new index or implicitly contribute to his or her community by generating feedback to the indexing system. Context-sensitive searching using organized index data. Community-specific search or topic-specific search is supported. This paper is organized as follows. Section 2 describes Collaborative indexing
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