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The design and implementation of a parallel document retrieval engine

Hawking, David


Document retrieval as traditionally formulated is an inherently parallel task because the document collection can be divided into N sub-collections each of which may be searched independently. Document retrieval software can potentially exploit the power and capacity of a large-scale parallel machine to improve speed, to extend the size of the largest collection which can be processed, to respond quickly to changes in the document collection and/or to increase the power and expressivity of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1995
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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