An Evaluation of a Cluster-based Testbed for Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval

TitleAn Evaluation of a Cluster-based Testbed for Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsZAMMALI, S, Arour, K
Conference NameThe Sixth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
Date Published20 March
Conference LocationSt. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles
Keywordsinformation retrieval, P2P systems, Testbed
Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems present an advantageous way to provide and
share services [1]. Hence, P2P are the major technology of access upon
various resources on Internet. Hence, P2P are the major technology of
access upon various resources on Internet. A particularly intriguing
class of distributed applications consists in Information Retrieval(IR)
systems. The issue of Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval (P2PIR) is
being tackled by researchers attempting to provide valuable insights and
to propose solutions to use it successfully. Nearly, all published
studies have been evaluated by simulation means, using well known
document collections (usually acquired from TREC). This practice leads
to two problems: First, there is little justification in favor of the
document distributions used by relevant studies and second, since
different studies use different experimental testbeds, there is no
common ground for comparing the solutions proposed. In this paper, we
propose, CB a testbed for P2PIR based on P-Kmeans. CB, a clusterbased
testbed, allows to distribute documents. This work marks the start of an
effort to provide more realistic evaluation environments for P2PIR
systems as well as to create a common ground to compare the current and
future architectures.

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