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Search in a Redecentralised Web

Search in a Redecentralised Web
Search in a Redecentralised Web
Search has been central to the development of the Web, enabling increasing engagement by a growing number of users. Proposals for the redecentalisation of the Web such as SOLID aim to give individuals sovereignty over their data by means of personal online datastores (pods). However, it is not clear whether search utilities that we currently take for granted would work efficiently in a redecentralised Web. In this paper we discuss the challenges of supporting distributed search on a large scale of pods. We present a system architecture which can allow research, development and testing of new algorithms for decentralised search across pods. We undertake an initial validation of this architecture by usage scenarios for decentralised search under user-defined access control and data governance constraints. We conclude with research directions for decentralised search algorithms and deployment.
2231-5403
Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Poulovassilis, Alexandra
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Roussos, George
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Tiropanis, Thanassis, Poulovassilis, Alexandra, Chapman, Age and Roussos, George (2021) Search in a Redecentralised Web. In Computer Science Conference Proceedings: 12th International Conference on Internet Engineering & Web Services (InWeS 2021).

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Abstract

Search has been central to the development of the Web, enabling increasing engagement by a growing number of users. Proposals for the redecentalisation of the Web such as SOLID aim to give individuals sovereignty over their data by means of personal online datastores (pods). However, it is not clear whether search utilities that we currently take for granted would work efficiently in a redecentralised Web. In this paper we discuss the challenges of supporting distributed search on a large scale of pods. We present a system architecture which can allow research, development and testing of new algorithms for decentralised search across pods. We undertake an initial validation of this architecture by usage scenarios for decentralised search under user-defined access control and data governance constraints. We conclude with research directions for decentralised search algorithms and deployment.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 October 2021
Published date: 7 December 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 453937
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453937
ISSN: 2231-5403
PURE UUID: 6a424966-ca35-42a2-8fab-139d676034b5
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852
ORCID for Age Chapman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3814-2587

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2022 18:32
Last modified: 29 Jan 2022 02:50

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Author: Thanassis Tiropanis ORCID iD
Author: Alexandra Poulovassilis
Author: Age Chapman ORCID iD
Author: George Roussos

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