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IEEE Internet Computing

Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 1998

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  • Searching the Internet

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):21 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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  • Increasing application accessibility through Java

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):70 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Java has begun to open up new possibilities for accessing applications on the Web. With Java, developers can write applications as applets and insert them into Web pages. The user can then retrieve and execute them with local computing resources. We show how developers can use this feature to create a network computing platform that lets Web users share applications not specifically devised for ne... View full abstract»

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  • Workflow agents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):94 - 96
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    Software agents as user agents, resource agents, and brokers may be able to enhance usefulness of workflow applications. Workflow technology is important to network computing because workflows exist naturally wherever distributed resources are interrelated. The problem with current workflow technology is that it is often too rigid. The lack of freedom accorded to human participants causes workflow... View full abstract»

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  • Context and page analysis for improved Web search

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):38 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (51)  |  Patents (41)
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    NECI Research Institute has developed a metasearch engine that improves the efficiency of Web searches by downloading and analyzing each document and then displaying results that show the query terms in concert. The paper discusses the features of the NECI metasearch engine View full abstract»

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  • Web metadata: a matter of semantics

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):30 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (37)  |  Patents (27)
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    The sheer volume of information can make searching the Web frustrating. The paper considers how the Resource Description Framework, with its focus on machine-understandable semantics, has the potential for saving time and yielding more accurate search results. RDF, a foundation for processing metadata, provides interoperability between applications that exchange machine understandable information ... View full abstract»

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  • Toward a qualitative search engine

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (10)
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    Traditional search engines do not consider document quality in ranking search results. The paper discusses the Hyperlink Vector Voting method which adds a qualitative dimension to its rankings by factoring in the number and descriptions of hyperlinks to the document View full abstract»

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  • I want my FTP: bits on demand

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):88 - 91
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    A look under the hood of the IETF's file transfer protocol, including a summary of the commands in the FTP standard. Today, FTP is used primarily for maintaining archives of public files, and is losing ground to HTTP even there. FTP simply doesn't maintain as much metadata: not creation date, not original location, not application data type. Its addressing structure is an opaque pathname at a host... View full abstract»

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  • Using relevance feedback in content-based image metasearch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):59 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (13)
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    MetaSeek is an image metasearch engine developed to explore the querying of large, distributed, online visual information systems. The current implementation integrates user feedback into a performance-ranking mechanism. MetaSeek selects and queries the target image search engines according to their success under similar query conditions in previous searches. The current implementation keeps track... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual database technology: transforming the Internet into a database

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):55 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (9)
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    Much of the world's data lies outside relational databases-scattered across Web sites, file systems, nonrelational databases, and legacy applications. These data sources differ in the way they organize data, in the vocabulary they use, and in their data-access or query mechanisms. These differences make it difficult to combine data from multiple sources. Virtual database (VDB) technology makes ext... View full abstract»

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  • Rank and file [Web site design]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):92 - 93
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Search basics for the designer of personal or corporate Web sites, including tips on maintaining visibility for your site. The author discusses the most commonly used criteria for ranking search results. The best advice is still to find a search site you like, for whatever reason, and stick with it, at least for awhile. Then once you start to get a feel for how results are returned and ranked, adj... View full abstract»

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  • Seek, and ye shall find [Web search engines comparison]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 83
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    This article compares popular search engines with regard to relevance and precision. In an unscientific sampling technique, the we tried the search engines with the following goals: Magna Carta-find the text of the Magna Carta; Mercury-the specific gravity of Mercury; Hide and Seek-we look for a specific image, a painting by surrealist Pavel Tchelitchew; Publish- an amorphous search request for th... View full abstract»

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  • Case-based reasoning support for online catalog sales

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):47 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (4)
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    Case-based reasoning uses similarity measures and domain-specific knowledge for information retrieval and problem solving. The paper considers how CBR techniques can be applied to e-commerce applications to enable intelligent sales support. It reviews the limitations of ordinary databases to this task and then examines CBR techniques that can improve the usefulness of electronic catalogs. It descr... View full abstract»

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  • Using agents to enable collaborative work

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):85 - 87
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    With the commercialization of the Web, you can find the information you need, but you may also find an applet or CGI bin ready to charge you for it. In what was originally a cooperative environment where discovering and copying information were free, interactions (and the agents involved) are now acquiring an economic basis. We consider how the introduction of agents and, more specifically, agents... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable multicast: when many must absolutely positively receive it

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):9 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Multicasting enables a group of hosts to communicate and share the information simultaneously. IP multicast technology allows the underlying IP network to transport a copy of the sending host's information to all members of the group, which can range in size from a few hosts to several thousand. Members of a multicast group are identified by a single group address rather than by their individual h... View full abstract»

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