Web Search Engines: Practice and Experience

Authored by: Tao Yang , Gerasoulis Apostolos

Computing Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439898529
eBook ISBN: 9781439898536
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16812-58

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Abstract

The existence of an abundance of dynamic and heterogeneous information on the web has offered many new opportunities for users to advance their knowledge discovery. As the amount of information on the web has increased substantially in the past decade, it is difficult for users to find information through a simple sequential inspection of web pages or recall previously accessed URLs. Consequently, the service from a search engine becomes indispensable for users to navigate around the web in an effective manner.

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