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WAIS, Wide Area Information Server, is a distributed information retrieval system. It helps users search databases over networks using an easy-to-use interface. The databases (called sources) are mostly collections of text-based documents, but they may also contain sound, pictures or video as well. Databases on topics ranging from Agriculture to Social Science can  be searched with WAIS.
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Developed in the late 1980s as a project of Thinking Machines, [[Apple Computer]], Dow Jones, and KPMG Peat Marwick. WAIS functioned as a text database search system.
 
Developed in the late 1980s as a project of Thinking Machines, [[Apple Computer]], Dow Jones, and KPMG Peat Marwick. WAIS functioned as a text database search system.
  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:57, 30 July 2020

WAIS, Wide Area Information Server, is a distributed information retrieval system. It helps users search databases over networks using an easy-to-use interface. The databases (called sources) are mostly collections of text-based documents, but they may also contain sound, pictures or video as well. Databases on topics ranging from Agriculture to Social Science can be searched with WAIS.

Developed in the late 1980s as a project of Thinking Machines, Apple Computer, Dow Jones, and KPMG Peat Marwick. WAIS functioned as a text database search system.