Electronic Gridlock, Information Saturation and the Unpredictability of Information Retrieval over the World Wide Web

  • Philippe Palanque
  • Fabio Paternò
Part of the Formal Approaches to Computing and Information Technology (FACIT) book series (FACIT)

Abstract

In 1980 there were approximately one hundred computers attached to the Internet. In 1990 there were one hundred thousand. In 1994, the number of systems connected to the Internet exceeded one million. A recent estimate placed the number of Internet users at just over twenty-five million (Schofield 94). Hundreds of sites in many different domains provide access to a vast range of information sources. The growth of these information sources and the development of mass-market browsers has encouraged the active participation of new groups of users (Berners-Lee et al. 92).

Keywords

Entropy Hull Prefix Editing 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Palanque
    • 1
  • Fabio Paternò
    • 2
  1. 1.LIS-FROGISUniversity of ToulouseToulouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.CNUCE-CNRPisaItaly

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