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The complexity of the current global information infrastructure requires novel means of understanding and exploiting the dynamics of information. One means may be through the concept of an information ecosystem. An information ecosystem is analo gous to a natural ecosystem in which there are flo ws of materials and energy analo gous to information flow… (More)
We study the problem of selective dissemination of information in P2P networks. We present our work on data models and laiguages for textual information dissemination and discuss a relemnt P2P architecture that motivates our efforts. We also survey our results on the computational complexity of three related algorithmic problems (query satisfiability,… (More)
This paper presents DIAS, a distributed alert service for digital libraries, currently under development in project DIET. We first discuss the models and languages for expressing user profiles and notifications. Then we present the data structures, algorithms and protocols that underly the peer-to-peer agent architecture of DIAS.
Semantic overlay networks cluster peers that are semantically, thematically or socially close into groups, by means of a rewiring procedure that is periodically executed by each peer. This procedure establishes new connections to similar peers and disregards connections to peers that are dissimilar. Retrieval effectiveness is then improved by exploiting… (More)
Privacy of Internet users is at stake because they expose personal information in posts created in online communities, in search queries, and other activities. An adversary that monitors a community may identify the users with the most sensitive properties and utilize this knowledge against them (e.g., by adjusting the pricing of goods or targeting ads of… (More)
We study the problem of offering publish/subscribe functionality on top of structured overlay networks using data models and languages from IR. We show how to achieve this by extending the distributed hash table Chord and present a detailed experimental evaluation of our proposals.
We present MinervaDL, a digital library architecture that supports approximate information retrieval and filtering functionality under a single unifying framework. The architecture of MinervaDL is based on the peer-to-peer search engine Minerva, and is able to handle huge amounts of data provided by digital libraries in a distributed and self-organizing… (More)
We study the problem of continuous relational query processing in Internet-scale overlay networks realized by distributed hash tables. We concentrate on the case of continuous two-way equi-join queries. Joins are hard to evaluate in a distributed continuous query environment because data from more than one relations is needed, and this data is inserted in… (More)
In the information filtering paradigm, clients subscribe to a server with continuous queries or profiles that express their information needs. Clients can also publish documents to servers. Whenever a document is published, the continuous queries satisfying this document are found and notifications are sent to appropriate clients. This article deals with… (More)
We present iClusterDL, a self-organising overlay network that supports information retrieval and filtering functionality in a digital library environment. iClusterDL is able to handle huge amounts of data provided by digital libraries in a distributed and self-organising way. The two-tier architecture and the use of semantic overlay networks provide an… (More)