Standards in the CHIC-Pilot Distributed Indexing Architecture

Valkenburg, Peter and Beckett, David J. and Hamilton, Martin and Wilkinson, Simon (1998) Standards in the CHIC-Pilot Distributed Indexing Architecture. Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, 30 (16-18). pp. 1571-1578. ISSN 0169-7552. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The CHIC-Pilot project is a TERENA coordinated effort investigating the feasibility of setting up a large-scale distributed indexing service for searching Web-based research information. It brings together existing search services throughout Europe, integrating them into a coherent architecture. This paper describes both formal and de-facto standards used for various components in the CHIC-Pilot architecture, that support functionality ranging from a uniform search interface and query routing to robot-based gathering of resource descriptions and the handling of metadata. We also discuss techniques for interfacing components of search services using different standards and protocols to provide a unified service to the user.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: issue 16-18
Uncontrolled keywords: whois++, centroids, SOIF, Dublin Core
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 17:08
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 11:11
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