Capability and Context Aware Content Indexing in P2P Network

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks have become an important infrastructure and been involved in more sophisticated system like secure distributed content management. P2P content indexing is one of the key features of such system, and is based on centralized facilities conventionally. In this paper we present a novel approach for capability aware dynamic indexing for purely P2P network, especially private network. Leveraging RDF, peer could dynamically retrieve content information based on composite capabilities of local device. Based on nature of fully connected topology, simple distributed transactions in both active and passive modes implement adaptability for the dynamic changes of network connection, sharable content, capabilities and status of peers. We show how this approach can enhance the context sensitive indexing functionality and meet the requirements in a dynamically changed purely P2P network.

By: Lei Ma; Yu Chen Zhou

Published in: RC23617 in 2005


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