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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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6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, America can click and choose which Web search results it prefers by participating in the Bing It On Challenge, available at Bing.
Prior to these two parts, there is an outline chapter on New perspectives on web search engine research by the author Dirk.
According to the company, Lemur is helping to develop the third generation of web search engines, which are to include deeper criteria for defining the relevance of the results returned.
Commonly used web search engines are an obvious and easily available means for trying to counter plagiarism.
These children were effective in designing interfaces for Web search engines from their own perspectives.
One of the most compelling differences is that typical Web search engines are optimized to find only the most relevant documents; they are not optimized to find all relevant documents.
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.
The Alexa Web Search service makes this possible, and in a simple, affordable, and scalable way.
com and typing in "American Idol," fans can find organized Web search results including the following categories: Headlines, Television Profile; What Channel Is It On?
By providing a speech interface that effectively eliminates the need to fumble with tiny keypads or navigate complex menus to perform a Web search, Nuance Mobile has the ability to dramatically increase the number of searches on mobile phones.
an enterprise information access software company, today announced greater than 200 percent year-over-year revenue growth for the company's Media & Publishing business in 2006, as media and publishing companies continued the rapid adoption of information access technology over simple search engine software from legacy enterprise search vendors and Web search giants like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
By integrating third-party content into its proprietary search results for Power Web Search, WhitePages.
com is a web search engine that, with its visual approach to search and intuitive user interface, provides users with a unique and more efficient way to view and interact with search results.
com's innovative, visual approach to presenting web search results, Snap Preview Anywhere allows anyone visiting an enabled site to hover over a link to receive an immediate glimpse of hyperlinked pages, without having to navigate away from the current page.