digital divide

HyperClustering: from digital divide to the GRID e-workspace

Friday, 27 May, 2005 - 11:00

The digital divide is defined as the inequality in access to information and communication technologies (ICT) between industrialized and developing countries, and between urban and rural populations. In contrast to the fact that the technological gap is narrowing in terms of access and training, content provision is still problematic. The so-called information retrieval problem is considered to be a second generation digital divide. The information retrieval problem refers to the general problem of transforming information to usable knowledge. Basic aspects of this fundamental problem are a