World‐wide web: the information universe

World‐wide web: the information universe Purpose – The World‐Wide Web (W 3 ) initiative is a practical project designed to bring a global information universe into existence using available technology. This paper seeks to describe the aims, data model, and protocols needed to implement the “web” and to compare them with various contemporary systems. Design/methodology/approach – Since Vannevar Bush's article, men have dreamed of extending their intellect by making their collective knowledge available to each individual by using machines. Computers provide us two practical techniques for human‐knowledge interface. One is hypertext, in which links between pieces of text (or other media) mimic human association of ideas. The other is text retrieval, which allows associations to be deduced from the content of text. The W 3 ideal world allows both operations and provides access from any browsing platform. Findings – Various server gateways to other information systems have been produced, and the total amount of information available on the web is becoming very significant, especially since it includes all anonymous FTP archives, WAIS servers, and Gopher servers as well as specific W 3 servers. Originality/value – The paper notices that a W 3 server could provide the functions of each of these servers, and so it looks forward to a single protocol that can be used by the whole community. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Internet Research Emerald Publishing

World‐wide web: the information universe

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1066-2243
DOI
10.1108/10662241011059471
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Abstract

Purpose – The World‐Wide Web (W 3 ) initiative is a practical project designed to bring a global information universe into existence using available technology. This paper seeks to describe the aims, data model, and protocols needed to implement the “web” and to compare them with various contemporary systems. Design/methodology/approach – Since Vannevar Bush's article, men have dreamed of extending their intellect by making their collective knowledge available to each individual by using machines. Computers provide us two practical techniques for human‐knowledge interface. One is hypertext, in which links between pieces of text (or other media) mimic human association of ideas. The other is text retrieval, which allows associations to be deduced from the content of text. The W 3 ideal world allows both operations and provides access from any browsing platform. Findings – Various server gateways to other information systems have been produced, and the total amount of information available on the web is becoming very significant, especially since it includes all anonymous FTP archives, WAIS servers, and Gopher servers as well as specific W 3 servers. Originality/value – The paper notices that a W 3 server could provide the functions of each of these servers, and so it looks forward to a single protocol that can be used by the whole community.

Journal

Internet ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 17, 2010

Keywords: Worldwide web; Internet; Communication technologies

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