search engine

(redirected from Results set)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

search engine

Informatics A software tool–eg, www.google.com for finding information from various sources online, usually by typing a few keywords. See Keyword. Cf Web crawler.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some articles from the results set that are not included in any of the above clusters are placed in a Miscellaneous cluster, presumably those that have been indexed but whose MeSH terms were not ranked in the Topics tool.
They can then easily select one or more terms to refine their initial search within the existing results set, or create an entirely new search, enabling them to quickly and effectively "drill down" or "expand out" without starting over.
New JDBC features, such as scroll sensitive results sets, multiple open results sets, and statement pooling, have been added for all applicable databases.
According to the company, it is the only fully integrated system for accessing the local library catalog, local and remote electronic databases, and digital collections with combined results sets and relevance feedback.