Patent Number: 6,298,382

Title: Information retrieving method, information retrieving system, and retrieval managing unit for the same

Abstract: A information retrieving method of realizing the improvement of retrieval performance without conducting fine-grain processing and allowing a parallelizing operation for sequential retrieval engines to be conducted easily. Accordingly, the information retrieving method according to this invention is made to connect retrieving servers in parallel with respect to a retrieval managing server through the use of a parallel framework which makes the retrieving servers conduct parallel processing by integrating the functions of the retrieving servers in a manner of directly using the functions thereof without changing. The data to be retrieved is distributed or substantially equally to the retrieving servers, while the retrieval requests from clients are successively broadcasted to the retrieving servers without waiting for the retrieval results from the retrieving servers. This invention can be effectively applied for fetching necessary information from a database retaining various kinds of information.

Inventors: Doi; Tsunehisa (Kawasaki, JP), Miyoshi; Ikuo (Kawasaki, JP), Sekine; Takeshi (Kawasaki, JP), Shindo; Tatsuya (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018