An application framework for distributed information retrieval

F. Simeoni, L. Azzopardi, F. Crestani

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To date, the adoption of content-based Distributed Informa-tion Retrieval (DIR) solutions within the domain of Digital Libraries(DL) remains rather limited. We contend that the lack of open applica-tion frameworks is a major obstacle. Not only to the rapid developmentand reuse of state-of-the art DIR functionality, but also to the holisticevaluation of competing DIR approaches. In this paper, we present thedesign and implementation of one such framework; as well as its usewithin the context of the DILIGENT infrastructure: a testbed of dedi-cated hardware, middleware and application services built explicitly forthe DL domain upon the lower-level facilities of the first European GRIDplatform (EGEE). We conclude with a summary of future plans for itslarge scale deployment, testing and evaluation within this context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • information retrieval
  • distributed information retrieval
  • digital libraries


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