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Concluded WG Internet Information Retrieval Infrastructure (iiri)

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WG Name Internet Information Retrieval Infrastructure
Acronym iiri
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-iiri-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Andy Newton

Final Charter for Working Group

What's the main purpose of Internet? Information retrieval and
exchanging. But what's the most important principle to judge a network?
Maybe communication speed. For common user, they can't feel search
service in GB Internet is better than that in MB networks. The great
progress of Internet didn't bring the great improvement in its main

Now Internet is going far and far from their original aim, "knowledge
source of human being", and transforming into a jumbled information
sea. Many experts are mainly concerned with "physical Internet", but
now we need pay more attention to "information Internet".

Information retrieval services may be the most important service of
Internet, but there is till no a special work group for it. Current
commercial search engines meet many bottleneck problems in coverage and
recency. Its service is far from our expectation. It's just a web pages
search system. We can also get information from many other information
resources such as special databases, FTP search engine, P2P, etc. So a
work group for Internet information retrieval system is very necessary.
We have proposed a basic information retrieval frame, DRIS (Domain
Resource Integration System), for this issue. Any related topic could
be discussed in this group.