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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 6 Issue 3, August 2006

A compressor for effective archiving, retrieval, and updating of XML documents
Jun-Ki Min, Myung-Jae Park, Chin-Wan Chung
Pages: 223-258
DOI: 10.1145/1151087.1151088
Like HTML, many XML documents are resident on native file systems. Since XML data is irregular and verbose, the disk space and the network bandwidth are wasted. To overcome the verbosity problem, research on compressors for XML data has been...

A wide-area Distribution Network for free software
Arno Bakker, Maarten Van Steen, Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Pages: 259-281
DOI: 10.1145/1151087.1151089
The Globe Distribution Network (GDN) is an application for the efficient, worldwide distribution of freely redistributable software packages. Distribution is made efficient by encapsulating the software into special distributed objects which...

PageRank revisited
Michael Brinkmeier
Pages: 282-301
DOI: 10.1145/1151087.1151090
PageRank, one part of the search engine Google, is one of the most prominent link-based rankings of documents in the World Wide Web. Usually it is described as a Markov chain modeling a specific random surfer. In this article, an alternative...

Performance and overhead of semantic cache management
Björn Þór Jónsson, María Arinbjarnar, Bjarnsteinn Þórsson, Michael J. Franklin, Divesh Srivastava
Pages: 302-331
DOI: 10.1145/1151087.1151091
The emergence of query-based online data services and e-commerce applications has prompted much recent research on data caching. This article studies semantic caching, a caching architecture for such applications, that caches the results of...