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Building a Distributed Full-Text Index for the Web

Melnik, Sergey and Raghavan, Sriram and Yang, Beverly and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2000) Building a Distributed Full-Text Index for the Web. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.


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We identify crucial design issues in building a distributed inverted index for a large collection of web pages. We introduce a novel pipelining technique for structuring the core index-building system that substantially reduces the index construction time. We also propose a storage scheme for creating and managing inverted files using an embedded database system. We propose and compare different strategies for collecting global statistics from distributed inverted indexes. Finally, we present performance results from experiments on a testbed distributed indexing system that we have implemented.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Previous number SIDL-WP-2000-0141
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:717
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:30 Oct 2001 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 15:08

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