LOOSELY-COUPLED NETWORK DATABASE FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$249,750.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17718
Agency Tracking Number:
17718
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
414 S. Craig Street, Suite, 262, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris Maeda
(412) 421-9781
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE AN EFFICIENT AND COST-EFFECTIVE QUERY PROCESSING COMPONENT FOR AN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM BASED ON THE USE OF NETWORKED MICROCOMPUTERS AS A LOOSELY-COUPLED NETWORK DATABASE. THE QUERY PROCESSSING SYSTEM WILL WORK ON BOTH LOCAL AND WIDE AREA NETWORKS AND CAN BE USED WITH ANY METHOD OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL. WE PROPOSE TO: 1. MODEL THE EXPECTED PERFORMANCE OF THIS SYSTEM SO THAT IT MAY BE COMPARED WITH OTHER IR SYSTEMS; 2. DESIGN FOR EASE OF MANAGEMENT IN ADDITION TO QUERY PROCESSING PERFORMANCE, SINCE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS ARE IN GENERAL MORE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE THAN NON-DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS; AND 3. ADDRESS THE OTHER ISSUES THAT HAVE CHALLENGED OTHERS DEVELOPING DISTRIBUTED DATABASES. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - THIS PROJECT CAN LEAD TO COST-EFFECTIVE PLATFORMS, SCALABILITY, AND FAULT-TOLERANCE FOR IR APPLICATIONS THAT ARE BETTER THAN MAINFRAME IMPLEMENTATIONS. THE EVENTUAL TECHNOLOGY COULD BE APPLIED TO THE HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATIONAL FIELDS - REDUCING THE COSTS OF IR SYSTEMS IN EACH AREA.

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