WWW Information Discovery Tools

Bob Jackson (jackson@stsci.edu)
Thu, 8 Apr 93 13:36:26 EDT

In comparing WWW vs Gopher and WAIS, I admit
that WWW is a more powerful data representation model.

But, its ability to discover information is only as good as
the links are and the links are made by hand.

Gopher and WAIS have global information discovery tools
which know more than any one person does about available
resources, e.g.,

WAIS's directory-of-servers
Gopher's Veronica
Gopher's ts/tb or jughead

and which are created by software.

Is anyone working on similar tools for WWW?