Experiences with Distributed Searching
VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Interoperability
Senior Researcher CRC for Enterprise Distributed Systems
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The Resource Discovery Unit at the DSTC investigates techniques for improving access to information on heterogeneous networks like the Internet. Part of our research lead to the development of HotOIL - a search tool that distributes queries and collects search results from networked databases. This paper describes distributed searching as a resource discovery technique, how HotOIL implements distributed searching, and our experiences in deploying HotOIL to meet the needs of various communities.