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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.
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The first Web search engine was "Wandex", a now-defunct index collected by the World Wide Web Wanderer, a web crawler developed by Matthew Gray at MIT in 1993.
USGOVSEARCH was the result of a partnership between the Web search engine Northern Light and the Commerce Department's National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
A growing body of large-scale quantitative or qualitative studies is exploring these issues, including the effectiveness and limitations of Web search engines (Lawrence & Giles, 1998) and how users search the Web (Silverstein et al.
One of the first solutions is the Endeca Sitemap Generator, which simplifies the task of ensuring that the right pages are indexed by the key Web search engines.
It also shows how templates are used for information retrieval purposes in major Web search engines like AltaVista (http:// www.
We wanted to do something that the web search engines wouldn't be able to do - use the information in our content management system to make a browsable search experience.
First of all, the sophisticated DOI technology built into MarketLinks application includes search engine optimization benefits which make the titles of participating publishers easier to find on the major Web search engines, various partner sites, on targeted Web portals.