Opportunities from open source search

Wray Buntine, Karl Aberer, Ivana Podnar, Martin Rajman

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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. Because 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 using peer-to-peer and subject specific technology as its core, based on this rationale. We view open source search as a rich future playground in which information extraction and retrieval components can be used and intelligent agents can operate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM InternationalConference on Web Intelligence, WI 2005
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventIEEE/WIC/ACM international Conference on Web Intelligence 2005 - Compiegne Cedex, France
Duration: 19 Sep 200522 Sep 2005


ConferenceIEEE/WIC/ACM international Conference on Web Intelligence 2005
Abbreviated titleWI 2005
CityCompiegne Cedex,

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