Reliability of a distributed search engine for fresh information retrieval in large-scale intranet

Nobuyoshi Sato, Minoru Udagawa, Minoru Uehara, Yoshifumi Sakai, Hideki Mori

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We have developed distributed search engine, called Cooperative Search Engine (CSE), in order to retrieve fresh information. In CSE, a local search engine located in each Web server makes an index of local pages. And, a meta search server integrates these local search engines in order to realize a global search engine. However, in such a way, the communication delay occurs at retrieval time. So, it is thought to be difficult to search fast. However, we have developed several speedup techniques in order to realize real time retrieval. By the way, distributed search engines such as CSE are essentially fault tolerant. However, the meta server is single point of failure in CSE. So, we propose redundancy of meta search servers in order to increase availability of CSE. In this paper, we describe reliability of CSE and their evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons of Parallel and Distributed Computing
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0387244344, 9780387244341
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Cooperative Search Engine
  • Redundant Meta Search Servers
  • WWW

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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