Definition

Wide Area Information Server (WAIS)

Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) is a search system that accesses servers all over the world to locate files on specific topics and identify their addresses.

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • IBM’s Cabling system
    Numeric cable designations (Type 1 through Type 9) representing the grades of cabling ...
  • Intellimirror
    A Windows 2000 client/server application that creates a “smart back-up copy” of a ...
  • Physical view
    Physical view is a view that shows how data is physically stored in a storage medium. ...
  • Fields of MIS
    Computer science: Theories and methods of computation, efficient data storage and access, ...
  • Mobile computing
    Mobile computing is a form of wireless networking that uses common carrier frequencies ...