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Opportunities from Open Source Search Wray Buntine
 

Summary: Opportunities from Open Source Search
Wray Buntine
Complex Systems Computation Group,
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
P.O. Box 9800, FIN-02015 HUT, Finland
wray.buntine@hiit.fi
Karl Aberer, Ivana Podnar and Martin Rajman
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract
Internet search has a strong business model that permits
a free service to users, so it is difficult to see why, if at all,
there should be open source offerings as well. This paper
first discusses open source search, and a rationale for the
computer science community at large to get involved. Be-
cause there is no shortage of core open source components
for at least some of the tasks involved, the Alvis Consortium
is building infrastructure for open source search engines us-
ing peer-to-peer and subject specific technology as its core,
based on this rationale. We view open source search as a

  

Source: Aberer, Karl - Faculté Informatique et Communications, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences