Classifying Network Architectures for Locating Information Sources

Report ID: 
1996-23
Authors: 
Ron Dolin, Divyakant Agrawal, and Amr El Abbadi
Date: 
1996-09-01 05:00:00

Abstract

This paper presents three broad classes of network architecture that supportdiscovery of information sources. Relevant concepts such as query routing andthe extraction, propagation, and retrieval of metadata are defined. Based onthese concepts, different models of locating and querying relevant informationsources are presented. Finally, we estimate several important characteristicsof these models and classes as well as their expected scalability.

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