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Monday, January 29, 2007

Maay - a distributed search engine

Here is an interesting project which is creating a peer-to-peer distributed search engine:

http://maay.netofpeers.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

And, documentation which discusses the protocol, architecture, plus academic papers about distributed search engines:

http://maay.netofpeers.net/wiki/index.php/Documentation

I find the idea of a distributed search engine intoxicating, but the Nutch folks don’t think that it is a feasible idea. I can’t wait to delve deeper into Maay!

1 comment:

Menno de Jong said...

There is one other project just starting SLID (Search Local Index Distributed).
distributed search
The goal of this project is connecting locally created index using P2P technology. Enabling "Deep Web" search. Current status of the project is gathering all requirements and examine why current P2P search and distributed crawling did not take of.
Also a list to all different Distributed search projects is available Distributed search/crawlers