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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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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.
This decision allows Northern Light to shed its costly position in the free, advertising-supported Web search market and concentrate in the apparently more lucrative enterprise market.
The first 200 information professionals to enter this contest will enter a search question on either Dow Jones' Publications Library or KRI's DIALOG and then pose the same question on at least one, and up to three, Web search engines.
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.
NASDAQ:AMZN), today launched a new version of the Alexa Web Search service that returns up to 1 million search results from a single query, allows complex queries involving thousands of search terms, and gives programmatic access to the actual page content of the documents matching a query.
hakia Galleries[TM] are the starting point on the Web search for American Idol providing these categories:
For general Web search, users simply speak their request, such as "Web search: how tall is the Empire State Building?
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.