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The Effectiveness of GlOSS for the Text-Database Discovery Problem

Gravano, L. and Garcia-Molina, H. and Tomasic, A. (1994) The Effectiveness of GlOSS for the Text-Database Discovery Problem. In: ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD 1994), May 24-27, 1994, Minneapolis, Minnesota.




The popularity of on-line document databases has led to a new problem: finding which text databases (out of many candidate choices) are the most relevant to a user. Identifying the relevant databases for a given query is the text database discovery problem. The first part of this paper presents a practical solution based on estimating the result size of a query and a database. The method is termed GlOSS{Glossary of Servers Server. The second part of this paper evaluates the effectiveness of GlOSS based on a trace of real user queries. In addition, we analyze the storage cost of our approach.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Computer Science
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ID Code:61
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Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
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