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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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launched its own search engine based on the combined technologies of its acquisitions and providing a service that gave pre- eminence to the Web search engine over the directory.
For example, recent conversations with one library vendor that recently partnered with a Web search engine indicated its satisfaction with the more than 100,000 new searches it had gotten in the previous week.
The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines also features a number of charts that present handy comparisons of the major search engines' methods of searching, including construction of Boolean searches, truncation, and field searching.
To help with this situation, the Web search engine was created.
This article reports selected results from a large-scale and ongoing series of studies of searching behavior on commercial Web search engines by a diverse range of users.
Sue Feldman, an independent information professional specializing in Internet and search engine effectiveness, will gather data about the usefulness and cost of searching on the Web search engines and the online services.
This capability allows non-technical business users to build context-sensitive presentation rules to optimize what a Web search engine sees when it indexes specific pages.
Web search engines, as an aid during the examination phase, generally construct an information surrogate to display the search hits.
The patent, covering the process of searching for nearby businesses and services based on geography, may affect Web search engines that are developing similar technology, making Cycore a player in the Web search industry.
Throughout 2005, Dogpile will continue to add a variety of content sources not previously available through Web search engines.
com), provides custom enterprise, industry, and Web search engines.
With this new service, Exalead is now entering the elite club of international Web search engines.