A processing instruction for robots

Dongwook Shin dwshin at nlm.nih.gov
Thu Dec 9 18:59:32 GMT 1999

Walter Underwood wrote:

> At 04:54 PM 12/8/99 -0800, tbray at textuality.com wrote:
> >
> >But my big problem is with the idea that individual resources ought
> >to embed robot-steering information. It just feels like the wrong
> >level of granularity.
> For really picky indexing and searching, it is wrong.
> Structural markup opens up some really nice possibilities.
> An indexer might weight the bibliography less and the
> abstract more, for example.
> But that sort of tweakiness changes for each search engine.
> So I'd implement that as a DTD-specific configuration in
> each engine, rather than trying to add processor-specific
> markup to each document. In fact, I already implemented it
> that way. Use the structure, Luke.

If you see XRS (XML retrieval system), you can find that a user
can give a bigger weight to an element than to another. This
kind of weighting is more flexible than those by indexer.
Check XRS Web demonstration system:

Dongwook Shin
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