Vol.67, No.1, 2021, pp.159-170, doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.013587
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Technology Provides Better Document Search Results on Slovak Legislation Webpage as Result of a Simulation of Webpage Performance Parameters
  • Peter Kvasnica*
Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, 81311, Slovak Republic
* Corresponding Author: Peter Kvasnica. Email:
Received 12 August 2020; Accepted 12 September 2020; Issue published 12 January 2021
Abstract
This article acquaints the public with the insights gained from conducting document searches in the Slovak public administration information system, when supported by knowledge of its management. Additionally, it discusses the advantages of simulating performance parameters and comparing the obtained results with the real parameters of the eZbierka (eCollection) legislation webpage. This comparison was based upon simulated results, obtained through the Gatling simulation tool, versus those obtained from measuring the properties of the public administration legislation webpage. Both sets of data (simulated and real), were generated via the the document search technologies in place on the eZbierka legislation webpage. The webpage provides users with binding laws and bylaws available in an electronically signed PDF file format. It is free open source. In order to simulate the accessing of documents on the webpage, the Gatling simulation tool was used. This tool simulated the activity, performed in the background of the information system, as a user attempted to read the data via the steps mentioned in the scenario. The settings of the simulated environment corresponded as much as possible to the hardware parameters and network infrastructure properties used for the operation of the respective information system. Based on this data, through load changing, we determined the number of users, the response time to queries, and their number; these parameters define the throughput of the server of the legislation webpage. The required parameter determination and performance of search technology operations are confirmed by a suitable hardware design and the webpage property parameter settings. We used the data from the eZbierka legislation webpage from its operational period of January 2016 to January 2019 for comparison, and analysed the relevant data to determine the parameter values of the legislation webpage of the slov-lex information system. The basic elements of the design solution include the technology used, the technology for searching the legislative documents with support of a searching tool, and a graphic database interface. By comparing the results, their dependencies, and proportionality, it is possible to ascertain the proper determination and appropriate applied search technology for selection of documents. Further, the graphic interface of the real web database was confirmed.
Keywords
Legislation webpage; simulation tool; search tool; performance testing
Cite This Article
P. Kvasnica, "Technology provides better document search results on slovak legislation webpage as result of a simulation of webpage performance parameters," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.1, pp. 159–170, 2021.
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