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Re: Assisted Search of XML document collections

  • From: "Edward C. Zimmermann" <edz@b...>
  • To: Arved_37@c... (Arved Sandstrom)
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 22:16:33 +0200 (MET DST)

a bussiness problem
> 
> On Sat, 22 May 1999, Edward C. Zimmermann wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Since I appear to be totally confused (and, as often, intrigued) a starting point
> > might be to, if possible, clarify the objectives and goals (the problem is clear)
> > to explore common ground. 
> > 
> That is the stage we are at. I have this gut feeling that we need to
> define what it means to have a search engine operate on let's say 100,00
> documents marked up using XML, and what are the situations where it might
> make more sense to search a file which describes that collection.
100K documents is not a problem. Even on consumer PC hardware a modestly performant 
fulltext engine can handle typical queries on such a small collection in fractions
of a second. The problem is more (beyond quantity) that information resources
(XML, HTML or whatever) are not always static but dynamic. That's, above all, one
of the fundamental flaws in the brute-force spider/crawl approaches followed by
the major "Internet Engines" (beyond the impact on bandwidth, the half-life of
data, and all the other significant shortcommings).

> 
> Your best contribution would be to describe a business problem and tell us
> how you like to solve it.
Different problems, different methods, different tools. 

Lets turn the tables, since I'm the confused soul, can you explain a bussiness
problem and tell us how you might plan to "solve it"....
> 
> Arved
> 
> 
> 


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<A HREF="whois://rs.internic.net/ecz">Edward C. Zimmermann</A>
<A HREF="http://www.bsn.com/">Basis Systeme netzwerk/Munich</A>

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