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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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The research that explores such issues as the organization of the Web or Web searching trends is becoming more important for users and Web search engines alike.
This large-scale study provides insights into Web searching with implications for developing better search engines and services.
amp;uot;1999 was a notable year for Web searching tools, which made it difficult to narrow it down to the top ten,&uot; said Chris Sherman, Web Search Guide for About.
Web searching is a key young technology in the Internet industry.
Rod Schrock, Senior VP for Compaq's Consumer Products Group, said, "AltaVista has always been the service that sets new standards for Web searching.
After the free introductory period, use of Northern Light for Web searching will still be free, as will the summaries of Special Collection articles.