An Integrated Approach to Improve Web Cache Performance
The rapid increase of World Wide Web users and the development of services with high bandwidth requirements have caused the substantial increase of response times for users on the mInternet. Web latency would be significantly reduced, if browser, proxy or Web server software could make predictions about the pages that a user is most likely to request next, while the user is viewing the current page, and pre fetch their content.. In this paper, we describe Webcaching scheme that capitalizes on prefetching. Prefetching refers to the me chanism of deducing forthcoming page accesses of a mclient, based on access log information. Web log mining methods are exploited to provide effective prediction of Web user accesses. The proposed scheme achieves a coordination between the two techniques (i.e., caching and refetching).The prefetched documents are accommodated in a dedicated part of the cache, to avoid the drawback of incorrect replacement of requested documents. The requirements of the Web are taken into account, compared to the existing schemes for buffer management in database and operating systems. Experimental results indicate the superiority of the proposed method compared to the previous ones, in terms of improvement in cache performance.
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