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Name Informant
Status active
Description The Informant robot continually checks the Web pages that are relevant to user queries. Users are notified of any new or updated pages. The robot runs daily, but the number of hits per site per day should be quite small, and these hits should be randomly distributed over several hours. Since the robot does not actually follow links (aside from those returned from the major search engines such as Lycos), it does not fall victim to the common looping problems. The robot will support the Robot Exclusion Standard by early December, 1996.
Purpose indexing
Type standalone
Platform unix
Language c, c++
Availability none
Owner Name Bob Gray
Owner URL
Owner Email
Exclusion no
Exclusion User-Agent Informant
From yes
UserAgent Informant
History The robot is part of a research project at Dartmouth College. The robot may become part of a commercial service (at which time it may be subsumed by some other, existing robot).
Environment research, service
ID informant
Modified Date Sun, 3 Nov 1996 11:55:00 GMT
Modified By Bob Gray