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a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)

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NQL's Solutions Group created RumorBot to simplify a process that previously required many hours of manual labor, using 44 software "agents" to automatically comb the Web and databases at requested intervals searching for key words.
When searching for key words in the sex category, such as "breast," N2H2's Searchopolis found 203 safe sites compared to Ask Jeeves for Kids' 15 sites, AOL Kids Only's zero sites and Yahooligans' three sites.
And, a "Find Notes" feature allows users to quickly locate important notes by searching for key words.
Users will be able to find a news release in one of four ways: by keying in the company name; by selecting from industry codes (23 industries); by keying in the stock symbol; or by searching for key words.