Web search over low bandwidth

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Abstract

Web search and browsing have been streamlined for a comfortable experiene when the network connection is fast. Existing systems, however, are not optimized for scenarios where connectivity is poor, as is the case for many users in developing regions where fast connections are expensive, rare, or unavailable. We examined the challenges faced by users behind one of these connections in a previous study, and found that the existing web interface is incapable of providing, a good experience when the connection is extremely slow. In this demonstration we present a prototype implementation of a web browsing system that incorporates what we learned. Our system helps the user's search offline as much as possible, and in a single search query when information from the Internet is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings
Pages496
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Apr 17 2009Apr 19 2009

Publication series

Name2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/17/094/19/09

Keywords

  • Intermittent network
  • Internet
  • Low bandwidth
  • Search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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