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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.
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We can easily add new query input methods, new search machines or new communication protocols (like FTP or even SMTP if required).
Our introduction of the External Search Machine is intended to serve as an ignition point for other industry leaders in the coprocessor space.
He also directed research efforts that designed a record-breaking DES Key Search machine, discovered Differential Power Analysis, and have helped secure smart cards and other devices against attack.
Also available with the 8PleX drive are kits featuring the finest Plug and Play SCSI controllers from Adaptec and Advansys to ensure maximum performance of this professional multimedia and search machine.
A keyword-based search machine makes it easier to find the people or information required.
Acknowledging CNET's most recent endorsement, Joel Truher, general manager of HotBot, noted, "This second year of recognition from the editors of CNET confirms that our strategy of combining the Web's newest and best search technologies into a finely-tuned search machine continues to resonate with Web searchers.