Experiments of collecting WWW information using distributed WWW robots

Hayato Yamana*, Kent Tamura, Hiroyuki Kawano, Satoshi Kamei, Masanori Harada, Hideki Nishimura, Isao Asai, Hiroyuki Kusumoto, Yoichi Shinoda, Yoichi Muraoka

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This paper presents the experiments of collecting the documents on the WWW using distributed WWW robots. We propose distributed WWW robots to collect the documents quickly. Our final goal is to collect all of the documents on the WWW in Japan within one day. Currently, eight distributed WWW Robots are running in Japan. The experimental results show that we are able to gain 5.8 to 9.7 times speedup when four distributed WWW robots are placed at different places in comparison with when only one WWW robot is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalSIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'98) - Melbourne, Vic., Aust
Duration: 1998 Aug 241998 Aug 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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