The Web is missing an essential part of infrastructure: an Open Web Index

Lewandowski, D. (2019). The web is missing an essential part of infrastructure. Communications of the ACM, 62(4), 24–24.

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Abstract

A proposal for building an index of the Web that separates the infrastructure part of the search engine – the index – from the services part that will form the basis for myriad search engines and other services utilizing Web data on top of a public infrastructure open to everyone.

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