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What does WAIS stand for?

WAIS stands for Wide Area Information Service

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Searchable access relied on Wide Area Information Service (WAIS), a sophisticated and free full-text search system with relevancy ranking developed by Brewster Kahle (1992) at Thinking Machines Corporation.
SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol: one form of Internet connection SPIDER: indexing software that contains a search engine, a related database, and a document-retrieval system TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - the main form of communicating on the net TELECOMMUTING: conducting work at home using a computer URL: Uniform Resource Locator - the address used to locate a particular document VERONICA: used with GOPHER to locate information on the net VIRTUAL COMMUNITY: another term for the Internet VOICE MAIL: a means of storing verbal messages on a computer disk WAIS: Wide Area Information Service - a tool contained in net databases used to locate information on the web WWW or [W.