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  Wide area information server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The WAIS protocol and servers were primarily evangelized by Thinking Machines Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
One of the developers of WAIS was Brewster Kahle, who left Thinking Machines to found WAIS Inc in Menlo Park, California with Bruce Gilliat.
WAIS was often used as a full text search engine for individual Internet Gopher servers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wide_area_information_server   (264 words)

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In this way, knowledge of the Z39.50 Attributes supported by the server was no longer required by the client or the user, as is true of many existing Z39.50 implementations.
WAIS Implementation of Z39.50-1988 By working with the Z39.50 Implementors Group (ZIG), the WAIS developers used a recommended subset of Z39.50-1988 and specific assumptions to fulfill its requirements.
The number of WAIS Citations returned was limited by the preferred message size negotiated during the Init.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc1625.txt   (1391 words)

 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or WAIS is a general test of intelligence (IQ), published in February 1955 as a revision of the Wechsler-Bellevue test (1939), standardised for use with adults over the age of 16.
However, this is usually done with a separate version of the WAIS, known as the WAIS-R NI (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised as a Neuropsychological Instrument).
As the WAIS is developed for the average, non-injured individual, separate norms were developed for appropriate comparison among similar functioning individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wechsler_Adult_Intelligence_Scale   (575 words)

 Wide Area Information Servers - Wikipédia
WAIS utilise une extension du protocole de communication ANSI Z39.50.
Aujourd'hui WAIS est obsolète et semble avoir disparu d'Internet.
WAIS n'était pas un système hypertexte comme le World Wide Web, il n'y avait pas de liens entre les documents des serveurs WAIS, qui se retrouvaient donc isolés.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/WAIS   (282 words)

 Act of intolerance prompts University response - The Stanford Daily Online
Wais said his statements were taken out of context and refused to respond to the allegations of insensitivity.
Wais added that he had no indication that his comments upset the students and that they had not approached him about the e-mail.
Wais asserted that his primary concern was for the students’ safety and well-being.
daily.stanford.edu /tempo?page=content&id=10292&repository=0001_article   (801 words)

 WAIS: Documentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The WAIS is actually moored in an oceanic basin, where slippery mud covers the basin floor.
The WAIS home page is designed for both the general public and for scientists who are either interested in the program or who are actual participants in research on the ice sheet.
For a more detailed way of navigating the document, complete with research questions that are being addressed, go to the Table of Contents and search for a topic of interest.
igloo.gsfc.nasa.gov /wais/documentation   (572 words)

 WAIS and Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
WAIS libraries keep springing up at a surprising rate, and there's no telling what may be available by the time you read this.
WAIS will respond with a listing of libraries where it thinks the information you're looking for is hiding out.
WAIS gives me the ability, once I'm on the right trail, to spring down the path to other relevant articles.
www.vna1.com /web.html   (918 words)

 Wais to leave for NYU in March - The Stanford Daily Online
Wais was initially offered the NYU position on Dec. 20, and he finally reached an agreement with the school last Thursday.
Wais gave four reasons for his decision to accept the NYU post: the academic caliber of the school, NYU’s “tremendous growth” in the past 10 years, its New York City location and the school’s relative closeness to his and his wife Sue’s families (Wais is originally from Baltimore, and Sue is from New Haven, Conn.).
Wais, who worked at six different schools before coming to Stanford, said that one of the many things he will miss about the Farm is the unique character of Stanford students.
daily.stanford.edu /tempo?page=content&id=9944&repository=0001_article   (825 words)

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WAIS is an information retrieval tool that is great for searching through indexed material and finding items based on what they contain.
WAIS was developed as a way to query and retrieve information.
WAIS is like walking into a library with a quote and having the library automatically check out everything that contains it regardless of format.
latino.sscnet.ucla.edu /Training/wais   (304 words)

The databases may be organized in different ways, using various database systems, but the user is not required to learn the query languages of the different databases.
The WAIS client uses natural language queries to find relevant documents and the result of a query is a set of documents which contain the words of the query.
WAIS databases are available on topics ranging from Agriculture to Social Science.
www.ou.edu /research/electron/internet/wais-faq.htm   (925 words)

 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
Interpretation of the WAIS (R) Three IQ scores are obtained from the WAIS(R):
So the WAIS has a good standardization sample and it is also considered to be reliable and valid.
The reliability coefficients: (internal consistency) are.93 for the Performance IQ averaged across all age groups and.97 for the Verbal IQ, with an r of.97 for the full scale.
www.wilderdom.com /personality/intelligenceWAISWISC.html   (1182 words)

 Chapter 12 -- Using WAIS with CGI
WAIS is strongest in dealing with large amounts of text, which was the goal in its design.
The advantage that a WAIS database has over an old-fashioned card catalog is that even though the card catalog can contain only summary information about the documents it knows about, WAIS provides a search method that includes the contents of the documents as well as their summary information.
Because a WAIS database is really just an index of documents, creating the database is a matter of going through each document and creating tables of words from the documents, titles, document locations, and other data that the search program can reference later on.
docs.rinet.ru /CGI_Programming/ch12.htm   (5473 words)

 How to Search a WAIS Database
The WAIS search engine receives a user's question, searches its database for documents most relevant to the question, and returns a relevance-ranked list of documents back to the user.
In this example, the WAIS Server would search for documents containing the words 'portable' and 'computers'; the other words, 'tell', 'me', and 'about', are called "stop words" -- they are so common that they occur in almost every document, so they are not used for searching a document.
For this parse format, the WAIS parser detects the "to" and "cc" fields, the "from" and "sender" fields, the "subject" field, and the "date" field.
town.hall.org /util/wais_help.html   (1145 words)

 World Association of International Studies » About WAIS
WAIS had its origins at Stanford University, and more precisely at Bolivar House, but the membership is international.
WAIS maintains an active interest in Europe, which in World is now being neglected in favor of the Pacific area and Latin America, indicating the priority given to trade and economics.
WAIS is governed by a board of members representing different disciplines and institutions.
cgi.stanford.edu /group/wais/cgi-bin/index.php?page_id=164   (1859 words)

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The purpose of the WAIS client/server architecture is to provide an interface for answering questions posed by a user based on the information in large databases which may be physically remote from one another and the user.
WAIS is one example of a class of servers which have recently become available to improve access speed and ease of use of large online databases.
WAIS is likely to be used mainly by very large governmental and non-commercial educational service providers in the near future.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/academic/communications/papers/history/waiscas3.txt   (2149 words)

 WAIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
WAIS then looks in the libraries and tells you which documents will be the most likely interesting.
Wais is a distributed text searching system that permits one computer to ask another one to do searches for it.
A public WAIS that one can telnet to is quake.think.com you must login as 'wais'.
www.vanderbilt.edu /Engineering/CIS/Sloan/web/es130/internet/wais.html   (320 words)

 Mosaic And WAIS Tutorial
WAIS provides advanced server-side search and retrieval capabilities, including support for binary datatypes and very fast searches of the entire contents of large textual databases.
A WAIS gateway, in this context, is a server that accepts a query from a Web client via HTTP, issues a query to a WAIS database on behalf of the client, post-processes the results of querying the WAIS database, and returns the information to the Web client (again via HTTP).
You can set up your WAIS database in such a way that the text descriptions are searched, but appropriate images are given to the user as a result of successful search hits in the text descriptions.
www.netads.com /Doc/MosaicWais.html   (2393 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On WAIS
WAIS was acquired by America Online, and Kahle's next company, a search and ranking service called Alexa Internet, was bought by Amazon.com.
Neighbours said they believed the farm building was owned by Wais Namuk, one of his personal cooks, who, they said, lived in a large, two-storey house at the entrance to the road.
Ron Crews, executive director of the Massachusetts Family Institute, a group opposed to gay marriage, said he wais 'disappointed that the court did not uphold and affirm marriage' but added that he is grateful that the court passed the matter to the Legislature.
news.surfwax.com /telecom/files/WAIS.html   (2074 words)

 Josh Wais' Blog
People get rolled in, getting their daily TechCrunch fix, thinking of all the cool ways they can do so on the dozens of RSS aggregators and homescreens out there and just wishing they could come up with a fund-able one themselves.
What nicer, more human way for the web to enhance our lives than to make it better and easier to interact with friends, meet new people, and just be more social.
Google is in a way saying, “I don’t trust you guys to shift to these concepts on your own, so we’ll just have to do it for you on our computers.” With Google in possession of all your data, it will take responsibility for this transformation.
joshwais.blogspot.com   (3408 words)

 University of Alberta Dictionary of Cognitive Science: WAIS
WAIS measures global or general intelligence and is commonly used by psychologists.
The WAIS is not only important to psychologists as a commonly used assessment tool, but it is often at the centre of the debate of whether or not intelligence declines with age.
It is questionable whether the current intelligence tests (specifically the WAIS) are appropriate for use with older persons.
www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca /~mike/Pearl_Street/Dictionary/contents/W/wais.html   (324 words)

 WAIS -- WWW Gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The W3C Reference Library support direct WAIS access which means that all applications built on top of the Library can serve as a WWW-WAIS gateway.
In this case, the server can not be used for anything else, and it is exactly what is the case for the WAIS gateway at http://www.w3.org:8001.
These are files describing WAIS servers, and are parsed, and are kept in the directory /usr/local/lib/WAIS under the server name, port, and database name.
www.w3.org /Gateways/WAISGate.html   (436 words)

 WAIS access through the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
WAIS (an abbreviation for Wide Area Information System) supports retrieval of documents from databases via full-text search.
One of the particular features of WAIS is that it supports the notion of directories of servers, which can be searched for the name of a particular source (if you happen to know of a source of particular interest), or by topic (if you don't).
Pick one, type in your query terms (or the name of the WAIS source you're looking for), and push the button marked
www.ai.mit.edu /the-net/wais.html   (103 words)

 wais:biography: edward emerson barnard november 2004
Barnard is remembered for his frequent discovery of comets and nebulae, for the novel application of photography to astronomy on a regular basis, and for his discoveries of the fifth moon of Jupiter and a fast moving star now called Barnard's Runaway Star.
Edward Emerson Barnard was a pioneer in celestial photography, taking a remarkable series of photographs of the Milky Way, at a time when the photographic procedure required long exposures and extreme patience.
His observations led him to conclude that many starless spaces in the Milky Way are dark nebulae, consisting of clouds of dustlike particles.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/USA/us_041115_edwardemersonbarnard.htm   (358 words)

 WAIS - a Whatis.com definition
WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers) is an Internet system in which specialized subject databases are created at multiple server locations, kept track of by a directory of servers at one location, and made accessible for searching by users with WAIS client programs.
The user of WAIS is provided with or obtains a list of distributed databases.
WAIS (pronounced "ways") uses its own Internet protocol, an extension of the Z39.50 standard (Information Retrieval Service Definition and Protocol Specification for Library Applications) of the National Information Standards Organization.
searchsecurity.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,294236,sid87_gci213333,00.html   (229 words)

 Thailand's Dance of Greeting: The Wai -- ThingsAsian Article
Like the Indian namaste, the wai is essentially the pressing together of palms, accompanied by a nod of the head, a slight bow, and the Thai hello: sawatdee.
But to wai or not to wai, that is only one question of many.
Regrettably, waiing between equals and friends is being phased out; but when in doubt, a wai won't hurt.
www.thingsasian.com /goto_article/article.1228.html   (864 words)

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From: composer@Beyond.Dreams.ORG (Jeff Kellem) Subject: WAIS, A Sketch of an Overview The following is something I threw together, in the time it took to type it, for some friends that had shown an interest in WAIS at one time or another.
But, since WAIS really just specifies the protocol for the client and server to use for communication, the underlying search on the server could just as well use various natural language queries upon its information.
Archives are available from WAIS server, wais-discussion, or anonymous ftp from quake.think.com:/pub/wais/wais-discussion The USENET newsgroup, alt.wais, is also devoted to discussing WAIS and related items of interest.
www.ifla.org /documents/internet/wais.txt   (1698 words)

 WAIS Divide Ice Core Project
WAIS Divide is a United States deep ice coring project in West Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is the second component to the larger WAISCORES initiative.
The purpose of the WAIS Divide project is to collect a deep ice core from the flow divide in central West Antarctica in order to develop a unique series of interrelated climate, ice dynamics, and biologic records focused on understanding interactions among global earth systems.
As such, the WAIS Divide ice core will enable detailed comparison of environmental conditions between the northern and southern hemispheres, and the study of greenhouse gas concentrations in the paleo-atmosphere, with a greater level of detail than previously possible.
www.waisdivide.unh.edu   (390 words)

 WAIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A WAIS search requires that the ftp archive be indexed (this can be a great deal of work but it has been done by many different administrators (to help you)).
A WAIS search is done by taking the search word (or multiple words) and searching through its indexed sources.
While WAIS is powerful, it really requires a graphical interface to function well (the ASCII) interface is very poor) and the program is not very user friendly.
helix.biology.mcmaster.ca /721/outline2/node34.html   (216 words)

An acronym for Wide Area Information Servers, WAIS is a network information retrieval service that you can use to search for keywords or phrases in specially indexed files.
Unlike Gopher, which searches files by their titles, WAIS engines search the full text of files and return a list of documents that contain the keyword you are searching for.
Although the name "wide area" implies the use of large networks such as the Internet, WAIS is frequently used to index and retrieve documents on only one machine or on a LAN (local area network).
www.learnthenet.com /english/glossary/wais.htm   (107 words)

 WAIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
WAIS can mean: # Wechsler adult intelligence scale # Wide area information server # WAIS, a radio station in Waverly, Ohio.
Ik3qar - Paolo Pagina radioamatoriale con wais, qsl information, log in linea.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Short review of the film by Ken Wais.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-WAIS.html   (171 words)

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