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WAIS

WAIS

(Wide Area Information Server) A database on the Internet that contains indexes to documents that reside on the Internet. Using the Z39.50 query language, text files can be searched based on keywords. Information resources on the Internet are called "sources." See Archie and Gopher.
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Few are as qualified to make such comments as Bushnell, founder of Atari and the acknowledged father of the video game industry, and Kahle, who in 1989 developed the wide area information server (WAIS), the technology that helped put media heavyweights, such as Dow Jones and the "New York Times," on the Web.
announced Wednesday the availability of a Software Development Kit (SDK) for its powerful wide area information server.
Accessing information from the Internet's more than 1 million computers and five million users once meant working with several different menu-driven look-up tools (Gophers) or searching through a number of indexed databases using wide area information servers.

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