Next: Introduction and Architecture
A distributed approach to high-performance information retrieval
J. Elliott Smith
College of Computer Science
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
FAX: (617) 373-5121
A distributed architecture and indexing algorithm
for high-performance information retrieval has been developed.
A prototype system has been built that
achieves a throughput of 500 queries per second with a response time of less
than one second on an 8-node network of workstations.
The algorithm is robust in the presence of lost and duplicated messages
as well as failures of nodes of the network.
The architecture can be scaled up to larger networks and higher levels
The retrieval model allows for semantically rich queries and information