WIT Press


Preliminary Study Of Web Scouts/foragers For A Bioinformatic Application: A Parallel Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010941

Volume

30

Pages

20

Published

2001

Size

1,768 kb

Author(s)

R. L Walker

Abstract

Preliminary study of web scouts/foragers for a bioinformatic application: a parallel approach R.L. Walker Computer Science Department, University of California at Los Angeles, California, USA Abstract Adaptive Web scout/forager prototypes for an experimental Search Engine, Tocorime Apicu, based on a biological model and the movement of the sun are being developed using the methodologies of active networks, evolutionary computations, and scientific computing. This model has built- in mechanisms which allow it to adapt to an ever changing surrounding environment. This ever changing environment is similar to snapshots of Internet traffic which vary considerably based on 1) the time of day, 2) time zones, 3) various holiday and/or vacation patterns that exists throughout the world, and 4) ever occurring natural disasters. The sun can be viewed as a mechanism that provides order to what would appear as a very chaotic set of unrelated events over a period of time. The Internet protot

Keywords