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A Survey on Applications of Neural Networks and Evolutionary Techniques in Web Caching

Author(s): Venketesh P | Venkatesan R

Journal: IETE Technical Review
ISSN 0256-4602

Volume: 26;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Genetic algorithms | Cache replacement | Clustering | Fuzzy logic | Neural networks | Prefetching | Web caching.

Web caching has been used extensively to enhance content delivery to the clients by minimizing -client- -observed latency, reducing network bandwidth usage and improving scalability of the network. Caching performance can be improved by designing good replacement policies, prefetching techniques, clustering of web users and proper placement of proxy caches in the network. In this paper, we discuss the various approaches that were designed based on neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic to optimize the performance of web caching. The approaches discussed here proved to be more effective in solving the problems as compared to the conventional techniques that were used earlier in this problem domain. Neural networks and evolutionary algorithms can be considered for further exploration in the various issues related to web caching and content delivery.
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