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A grid-based infrastructure for distributed retrieval

Simeoni, F. and Candela, L. and Kakaletris, G. and Sibeko, M. and Pagano, P. and Papanikos, G. and Polydoras, P. and Ioannidis, Y. E. and Aarvaag, D. and Crestani, F. (2009) A grid-based infrastructure for distributed retrieval. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, pp. 161-173.

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Abstract

In large-scale distributed retrieval, challenges of latency, heterogeneity, and dynamicity emphasise the importance of infrastructural support in reducing the development costs of state-of-the-art solutions. We present a service-based infrastructure for distributed retrieval which blends middleware facilities and a design framework to ‘lift’ the resource sharing approach and the computational services of a European Grid platform into the domain of e-Science applications. In this paper, we give an overview of the DILIGENT Search Framework and illustrate its exploitation in the field of Earth Science.