Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system

Rinat Khoussainov, Ahmed Patel

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Abstract

In our previous works, we advocated the use of distributed search architectures where multiple independently owned and managed topic-specific search engines act as one search system. This approach has significant advantages over the currently predominant centralised Web search model, including low market entry cost for individual search providers and the ability to provide better information coverage. The potential for competition between engines, however, requires new approaches to effective engine management. Many complex issues arise such as deciding what topic an engine should specialise in as well as service pricing strategies. Performance evaluation is an important stage in the development of management algorithms. It is also a challenging problem due to the complex and interactive nature of distributed search systems. We propose a simulation-based approach to this problem that provides for fast low-cost and verifiable performance measurements. In this paper, we describe our simulation environment and present experimental results for a heuristic topic management algorithm obtained using the developed simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Communications and Software Technologies
PublisherWorld Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
Pages54-59
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9608052718
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Distributed Web search architectures
  • Service management
  • Simulation

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  • Engineering(all)

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Khoussainov, R., & Patel, A. (2002). Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system. In Advances in Communications and Software Technologies (pp. 54-59). World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society.

Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system. / Khoussainov, Rinat; Patel, Ahmed.

Advances in Communications and Software Technologies. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, 2002. p. 54-59.

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Khoussainov, R & Patel, A 2002, Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system. in Advances in Communications and Software Technologies. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, pp. 54-59.
Khoussainov R, Patel A. Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system. In Advances in Communications and Software Technologies. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society. 2002. p. 54-59
Khoussainov, Rinat ; Patel, Ahmed. / Simulation-based approach to evaluation of management strategies in a distributed web search system. Advances in Communications and Software Technologies. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, 2002. pp. 54-59
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