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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 1 Issue 1, Aug. 2001

Searching the Web
Arvind Arasu, Junghoo Cho, Hector Garcia-Molina, Andreas Paepcke, Sriram Raghavan
Pages: 2-43
DOI: 10.1145/383034.383035
We offer an overview of current Web search engine design. After introducing a generic search engine architecture, we examine each engine component in turn. We cover crawling, local Web page storage, indexing, and the use of link analysis for...

Characterizing the scalability of a large web-based shopping system

Pages: 44-69
DOI: 10.1145/383034.383036
This article presents an analysis of five days of workload data from a large Web-based shopping system. The multitier environment of this Web-based shopping system includes Web servers, application servers, database servers, and an assortment of...

Rethinking the design of the Internet: the end-to-end arguments vs. the brave new world
Marjory S. Blumenthal, David D. Clark
Pages: 70-109
DOI: 10.1145/383034.383037
This article looks at the Internet and the changing set of requirements for the Internet as it becomes more commercial, more oriented toward the consumer, and used for a wider set of purposes. We discuss a set of principles that have guided the...

XRel: a path-based approach to storage and retrieval of XML documents using relational databases

Pages: 110-141
DOI: 10.1145/383034.383038
This article describes XRel, a novel approach for storage and retrieval of XML documents using relational databases. In this approach, an XML document is decomposed into nodes on the basis of its tree structure and stored in relational tables...