This paper describes the design and evaluation of a peer-to-peer indexing system to integrate the resources of local document database systems into a globally addressable index using a distributed hash table. The salient feature of the indexing systems design is the efficient dissemination of term-document indices using a combination of duplicate elimination, ring based forwarding and conventional techniques such as aggressive index pruning, and batching. Together these indexing strategies help to reduce, the number of RPC operations required to locate the nodes responsible for a section of the index, the bandwidth utilization and the latency of the indexing service.
Field of Research
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
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