Request Predictor Speeds Web Surfing - Researcher

This article about Ernst-Georg Haffner's Request Predictor application appeared in Factiva's Newsbytes. A researcher in Germany has developed mathematical-based probability system that he says can help predict in advance which Web pages a person will seek and, therefore, cut down waiting time and speed up Web surfing. ... The system, which could be turned into a software program for Web servers, also can be used for data servers, especially internal servers at large corporations or institutions. ... Haffner's model, which has similarities to his institute's "Smart Data Server," is based on two parts. The first is probability, with his system helping to determine the probability that certain data (or Web pages) would be collected by the same user during a session, he said. "It's relative probability based on relative frequency".