WWW Information Discovery Tools

Bob Jackson <jackson@stsci.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 93 13:36:26 EDT
From: Bob Jackson <jackson@stsci.edu>
Message-id: <9304081736.AA20543@MARIAN.STSCI.EDU>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: WWW Information Discovery Tools
Reply-To: jackson@stsci.edu
In comparing WWW vs Gopher and WAIS, I  admit
that WWW is a more powerful data representation model.

But, its ability to discover information is only as good as 
the links are and the links are made by hand.

Gopher and WAIS have global information discovery tools 
which know more than any one person does about available
resources, e.g.,

	WAIS's directory-of-servers
	Gopher's Veronica
	Gopher's ts/tb or jughead

and which are created by software.

Is anyone working on similar tools for WWW?