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3 Author(s)
Obraczka, K. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Danzig, P.B. ; Li, S.-H.

An overview of resource discovery services currently available on the Internet is presented. The authors concentrate on the following discovery tools: the Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS) project, Archie, Prospero, Gopher. The World-Wide Web (WWW), Netfind, the X.500 directory, Indie, the Knowbot Information Service (KIS), Alex, Semantic File Systems, and Nomenclator. The authors summarize the surveyed tools by presenting a taxonomy of their characteristics and design decisions. They also describe where to find and how to access several of the surveyed discovery services. They conclude with a discussion of future directions in the area of resource discovery and retrieval.<>

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Computer  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 9 )