An efficient and distributed file search in unstructured peer-to-peer networks

Shojafar, Mohammad, Abawajy, Jemal H., Delkhah, Zia, Ahmadi, Ali, Pooranian, Zahra and Abraham, Ajith 2015, An efficient and distributed file search in unstructured peer-to-peer networks, Peer-to-peer networking and applications, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 120-136, doi: 10.1007/s12083-013-0236-0.

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Title An efficient and distributed file search in unstructured peer-to-peer networks
Author(s) Shojafar, Mohammad
Abawajy, Jemal H.ORCID iD for Abawajy, Jemal H. orcid.org/0000-0001-8962-1222
Delkhah, Zia
Ahmadi, Ali
Pooranian, Zahra
Abraham, Ajith
Journal name Peer-to-peer networking and applications
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 120
End page 136
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2015-01-01
ISSN 1936-6450
1936-6442
Keyword(s) Adaptive probabilistic search
Ant colony
Information retrieval
Success rate
Unstructured peer-to-peer
Summary Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are gaining increased attention from both the scientific community and the larger Internet user community. Data retrieval algorithms lie at the center of P2P networks, and this paper addresses the problem of efficiently searching for files in unstructured P2P systems. We propose an Improved Adaptive Probabilistic Search (IAPS) algorithm that is fully distributed and bandwidth efficient. IAPS uses ant-colony optimization and takes file types into consideration in order to search for file container nodes with a high probability of success. We have performed extensive simulations to study the performance of IAPS, and we compare it with the Random Walk and Adaptive Probabilistic Search algorithms. Our experimental results show that IAPS achieves high success rates, high response rates, and significant message reduction.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12083-013-0236-0
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060847

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