WWW94: second day: "data retrieval and indexing, WWW applications"
sessions about indexing
GENVL and WWWW: tools for taming the web
two tools to gather information about the vast amount of information on
the web were presented: "virtual libraries" and the "WWW Worm".
ALIWEB - archie-like indexing in the web
ALIWEB is another approach to collect information about all the data
available on the web and to generate an useful index for efficient
- what can archives offer to the web
the author of this paper discussed an approach to reduce network traffic
for the web similar to archive for ftp.
- the RBSE spider
the RBSE spider is a mechanism for exploring the web and saving
useful information into an oracle database.
- free text searches in the web
while the above mentioned papers discussed several approaches to index
documents by following and grouping their links, this speech presented
a way to search the whole document for any particular text.
towards better integration of dynamic search technology and the web
the author presented an approach to include natural language processing
(NLP) into the web to allow the reader to find the information
she or he is looking for more easily.
- welcome to MOMspider's web
this was a presentation of a very useful tool. it helps a WebMaster
to maintain her or his information by checking the validity
of the links in all documents.
to be honest, i found all the above sessions addressed more or less the same
problems. even though the individual talks were interesting and presented
important ideas, at a certain point i could not hear the word "index"
anymore and i spent an hour in front of one of the machines reading mails ...
sessions about WWW applications
- what is WWW ?
a very basic introduction to the features of the web.
- DEC's WWW server, a case study
digital equipment corporation was one of the first large companies
that offered its services to customers using the web. the paper
addressed the organization, structure, evolution and management of
we spent the night on a steamboat on lake geneva. while it was raining cats
and dogs outside, we had a great time eating, drinking and talking ...
but before they served us food and drinks, they announced the winners of the
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