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This page provides an overview of 912 articles related to 'search technology', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Modern web search engines are complex software systems using the technology that has evolved over the years. There are several categories of search engine software: Web search engines (example: Lucene), database or structured data search engines (example: Dieselpoint), and mixed search engines or enterprise search (example: Google Search Appliance). The largest web search engines such as Google and Yahoo! utilize tens or hundreds of thousands of computers to process billions of web pages and return results for thousands of searches per second. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Search engine technology)

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Metadata related to 'search technology' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'search technology': 912 (52.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'search technology' across all Ariadne articles: 6675
  • Average number of references to 'search technology' per Ariadne article: 7.32
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'search technology': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'search technology': 2.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'search technology':

  1. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. tracey stanley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. roddy macleod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. sophia ananiadou (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Copyright Compliance

Stuart Hannabuss argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Crisis Information Management

Emma Tonkin offers a review of a thought-provoking overview of crisis informatics.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: Delete - The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Pete Cliff hopes he'll not forget this marvellous book, even when the author seems to suggest it might be better if he did!

January 2010, issue62, review

Book Review: Digital Consumers - Reshaping the Information Professions

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work which examines digital consumers from both an historical and future perspective.

July 2009, issue60, review

Book Review: Digital Dieting - From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness

Kevin Sanders examines Tara Brabazon’s latest analytical work which investigates the proliferation of low-quality information in the digital realm and the issues of excessive reliance on social tools for learning.

March 2014, issue72, review

Book Review: Envisioning Future Academic Library Services

John Azzolini reviews a timely collection of essays that highlights the values of institutional leadership and resourcefulness in academic librarianship's engagements with Web 2.0.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook

Verity Brack reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on cloud computing that attempts to clarify the technology and its applications for librarians and information professionals.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Google Hacks

Phil Bradley looks at a work offering programming 'know-how' to create resources that will do things with the search engine that might otherwise prove difficult or impossible.

January 2007, issue50, review

Book Review: How to Find Information

Verity Brack reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Information 2.0

Milena Dobreva reviews the newly published book of Martin de Saulles which looks at the new models of information production, distribution and consumption.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Information and Emotion

Stephanie Taylor finds in Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory new ways to understand the emotions of users in a collection of work from the US information behaviour community.

April 2008, issue55, review

Book Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Keith Doyle reviews the 3rd edition of the primary reference book for practising in-house staff and consultants responsible for the development of institutional information architecture.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: Information Consulting - Guide to good practice

Martin White reviews a book written by three experienced consultants that seeks to support information professionals in setting themselves up as consultants.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: Information Need - A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation

Brian Whalley reviews a book about a new theory of ‘information need’ that builds upon the ideas of Allen and Taylor from the 1960s to provide a basis for information searching.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age

Chris Awre finds a useful if limited introduction for those coming new to the field of information representation and retrieval, but is unconvinced by its overall coverage and depth.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Innovations in Information Retrieval

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on a wide range of current topics and challenges in information retrieval.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: Introducing RDA

Katrina Clifford reviews a work covering the long-heralded change in the cataloguing rule set - RDA (Resource Description and Access).

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Charles Oppenheim sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: iPad - The Missing Manual

Brian Whalley reviews a manual to help support your use of an iPad - 'the book that should have been in the box'.

July 2010, issue64, review

Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5

David Parkes reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Library Mashups

Aldalin Lyngdoh reviews a book on the basics of mashups and how they have been used in libraries worldwide.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Managing the Crowd - Rethinking Records Management for the Web 2.0 World

Marieke Guy reviews a text that could offer the blueprint for moving records management into the 21st century.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition

Emma Tonkin and Greg Tourte take a look at the new edition of an O'Reilly classic.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Mob Rule Learning

Fiona MacLellan reviews a book which discusses the current unconference phenomenon and highlights the learning opportunities that these environments offer.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Net Effects

Grant Young reviews a compilation of articles showcasing librarians' efforts to wrest control of new technologies and reassert some traditional values.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Powering Search - The Role of Thesauri in New Information Environments

Leonard Will reviews a comprehensive survey of the literature on the use of thesauri in information search processes and interfaces.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups

Ralph LeVan looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own

Lina Coelho looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Teaching Web Search Skills

Verity Brack takes a look at this book for Web trainers, teachers and instructors.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: The Accidental Taxonomist

Emma Tonkin takes a look at a book on the work of the taxonomist and notes both merits and disappointments.

October 2010, issue65, review

Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: The Cult of the Amateur

Stephanie Taylor tries to curb her enthusiasm for Web 2.0 by investigating the dark side of social networking.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: The Embedded Librarian

John Azzolini reviews a comprehensive overview of embedded librarianship, a new model of library service that promises to enhance the strategic value of contemporary knowledge work.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at this series of personal and researched historical analyses of the history of computerised information retrieval systems, and finds it makes fascinating reading if you are interested in such things.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Lise Foster finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: The Invisible Web

Marieke Napier reviews the book: The Invisible Web.

January 2002, issue30, review

Book Review: The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide

Lina Coelho reviews a practical guide to the Internet.

April 2003, issue35, review

Book Review: The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

Re-visiting this work in its new and second edition for Ariadne, Lina Coelho finds it amply repays the effort.

July 2006, issue48, review

Book Review: The Library and Information Professional's Guide to Plug-ins and Other Web Browser Tools

Book review by Ruth Martin.

January 2003, issue34, review

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