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A ranking system based on response times of Web sites

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021337D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for ranking web sites and web services by measuring their response time. A polling server installed in this system measures the response time of each web sites or web services that are hit by a searching engine in the same system environment. The polling server makes a list of the candidates arranged in order of the response time, and returns the result to users.

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A ranking system based on response times of Web sites

This invention provides a new method to rank a number of web sites and web services that will be getting more and more similar in the near future. A polling server, which measures the current response time of the web contents, plays an important roll in this invented system. The flow of the system is below:

1. Users input key words through a web browser to search the web contents they need.
2. The searching engine, which is a part of this invented system, makes a list of the searching results, and pass the list to the polling server.
3. The polling server checks whether the web sites or the web services listed on the list are available. If the contents are available at the time, then the polling server measures the response time of them.
4. The polling server arranges the results in order of the response time, and returns to the users as the waiting time for using the contents.

The merit of this system is that users can choose the fastest content to be delivered among a lot of similar contents.

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