FWD query OT-based SGML databases "across the net?"

Elisabeth Roche ace at Opus1.COM
Mon Sep 25 07:41:18 EDT 1995

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>>Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 14:42:32 -0500
>>From: Prentiss Riddle <riddle at IS.RICE.EDU>
>>Subject: Commercial sources of OT-based SGML databases "across the net"?
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>>Reply-to: Prentiss Riddle <riddle at IS.RICE.EDU>
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>>Here at Rice we're trying to get out of the business of receiving
>>databases on tape, loading them on disk, maintaining indexes, etc.
>>We'd much rather subscribe to services on the net and let other people
>>worry about upkeep.  Aside from freeing us to work on other things,
>>such an approach should be cheaper in the long run due to economies of
>>scale -- why should N sites load a given database locally when one
>>well-run commercial service could do it for prices approaching 1/Nth
>>the cost?
>>So, does anyone know of examples of commercial providers of Open Text
>>applications who work in this way?  Has anybody put up, say, an OED
>>server to which a university can subscribe for a fee?
>>-- Prentiss Riddle ("aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada") riddle at rice.edu
>>-- RiceInfo Administrator, Rice University / http://is.rice.edu/~riddle
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