eBroker: An Agent-based Query Routing System for Distributed E-Commerce Databases
Conference Proceeding Article
With the rapid increase in the number of E-commerce web sites, Internet users are now able to purchase items from the web. Nevertheless, the large number of E-commerce web sites also brings about the problem of identifying sites that sell the desired products wanted by a potential buyer. To avoid broadcasting the same queries on products to large set of databases maintained at different E-commerce web sites, buyers can rely on a query routing system that matches the queries with the E-commerce database content. Much of the previous work in query routing has focused on databases that are document collections and queries that involve text attributes only. In this paper, we propose a new database selection technique designed for distributed E-commerce databases. The technique deals with queries that involve attributes of different data types. We have incorporated the proposed technique into an agent-based query routing system known as eBroker. The performance of e-Broker for the E-commerce databases of 5 online CD stores will be reported.
Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Data Management and Analytics
7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2000)
City or Country
Iwate Prefectural University, IEEE Computer Society Press
BHOWMICK, Yong; LIM, Ee Peng; and NG, Wee-Keong.
eBroker: An Agent-based Query Routing System for Distributed E-Commerce Databases. (2000). 7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2000). Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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