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An application framework for distributed information retrieval

Simeoni, F. and Azzopardi, L. and Crestani, F. (2006) An application framework for distributed information retrieval. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries. Springer, pp. 192-201.

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Abstract

To date, the adoption of content-based Distributed Informa-tion Retrieval (DIR) solutions within the domain of Digital Libraries(DL) remains rather limited. We contend that the lack of open applica-tion frameworks is a major obstacle. Not only to the rapid developmentand reuse of state-of-the art DIR functionality, but also to the holisticevaluation of competing DIR approaches. In this paper, we present thedesign and implementation of one such framework; as well as its usewithin the context of the DILIGENT infrastructure: a testbed of dedi-cated hardware, middleware and application services built explicitly forthe DL domain upon the lower-level facilities of the first European GRIDplatform (EGEE). We conclude with a summary of future plans for itslarge scale deployment, testing and evaluation within this context.