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This page provides an overview of 911 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': 911 (52.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'search technology' across all Ariadne articles: 6671
  • 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': 81.4 (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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An Introduction to Web Services

Tracy Gardner introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

An Investigation Into World Wide Web Search Engine Use from within the UK: Preliminary Findings

Simon Stobart and Susan Kerridge give some of the preliminary results of a JISC- funded investigation into the use of Search Engines such as Alta Vista and Lycos within the UK.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

An Overview of Subject Gateway Activities in Australia

Debbie Campbell looks at how the original criteria proposed for an IMesh map against these Australian initiatives.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Anoraks and cardigans (2): New Text Search Engines, Bath, April 1996

Nigel Ford, who gave the summary address, gives us his impressions of the April 1996 Infonortics conference n Bath on text retrieval.

May 1996, issue3, event report

Another Piece of Cake?

Anders Ardö, Sigfrid Lundberg and Ann-Sofie Zettergren with an overview of the history of Netlab, now ten years old.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Apart from the Weather, I Think It’s a Good Idea: Stakeholder Requirements for Institutional Portals

Liz Pearce takes a look at recent research from the PORTAL Project, which asked over 600 users what they might want from an institutional portal.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Application Profiles: Mixing and Matching Metadata Schemas

Rachel Heery and Manjula Patel introduce a means of establishing a common approach to sharing information between implementers and standards makers.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Architects of the Information Age

Paul Miller reports on a recent UKOLN-organised event at the Office of the e-Envoy, and explores the need for an architecture to scope what we build online.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come?

Joy Palmer discusses some of the opportunities and tensions emerging around Archives 2.0, crowd-sourcing, and archival authority.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities

Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Are They Being Served?

Lynne Brindley, Chair of JISC's new committee on electronic information, writes on the fundamental issue of networked information user's needs.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Around the Table

Ian Budden points to resources for humanities scholars.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Around the Table

Around the Table: Sheona Farquhar looks at sites in science and engineering.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Around the Table

Many legal resources are ideal for searching online. Noel Whitty highlights some sites for lawyers.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Around the Table: Film and Cinema

Frank Parry discusses some of the many possible sources for Internet information on film and cinema.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Around the Table: Health and Medicine - What Can Medics Get Out of the Internet?

Sue Welsh of the eLib OMNI project visits some of the medical sites.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Around the Table: Social Sciences

Debra Hiom from SOSIG takes us on a guided tour of major Internet-based Social Science resources.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

ARROW, DART and ARCHER: A Quiver Full of Research Repository and Related Projects

Andrew Treloar and David Groenewegen describe three inter-related projects to support scholarly outputs and the e-research life cycle which have been funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri makes a detailed assessment of the FRBR structure of the Dublin Core Application Profiles funded by JISC.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience

Laura Skilton, Matt Ramirez, Guyda Armstrong, Rose Lock, Jean Vacher and Marie-Therese Gramstadt describe augmented reality in education case studies from the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative Arts.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Beyond the Web: The Potential Uses of HTML in Library Disaster Control Planning

During a lifelong library career, 2 out of 5 librarians will face a major disaster in their library. Emma Blagg describes the design and evaluation of a HTML-based disaster control plan, used to provide the counter measures taken to minimise the effects of such a disaster.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

BIDS Begets Ingenta

The University of Bath concluded an agreement to sign over the ownership of BIDS to a new organisation known as ingenta ltd, while still retaining a substantial share. Terry Morrow looks at the implications of the change, and reviews the latest developments in the services offered.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

BIDS Hits the Web

Isobel Stark takes a look at the soon to be released trial BIDS web interface.

September 1996, issue5, project update

BIOME

Paula Manning reports on recent developments within BIOME, the health and life sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

BIOME

Paula Manning reports on feedback received on the BIOME Service and how the service will develop in response.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

BIOME: Progressing through Partnerships

Paula Manning reports on recent collaborations.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Biz/Ed Bulletin

Kate Sharp and Libby Miller describe Business and Economics Resources on the Internet.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Biz/ed Bulletin on Business and Economics

Libby Miller looks at recent changes to Biz/ed and describes some new sites.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Biz/Ed Bulletin: What Do You Want to Know?

Chris Mitchell and Martin Poulter introduce the Advice and Answers section of the CTI Economics Web site; and Kate Sharp explores Green Resources on the Web for Economics and Business

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Blogging from the Backroom

Ann Chapman reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Book Review: Against the Machine

Mahendra Mahey reviews a book which examines popular Internet culture and how it may be having negative effects on many of us.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Ambient Findability

Emma Tonkin reviews a book with interesting content despite a few rough edges.

October 2006, issue49, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38)

Michael Day reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 36

Michael Day takes a detailed look at the structure and content of this hardy annual.

July 2003, issue36, review

Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Michael Day reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Blogging and RSS - A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Elly Cope reviews the second edition of this book in which the author explains how RSS and blogging can be used by librarians and libraries.

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Penny Garrod reviews a practical guide to electronic resource collection.

April 2002, issue31, review

Book Review: Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites

Martin White welcomes the detail but is concerned at the impact that the publishing process has had on the currency and utility of the content.

July 2005, issue44, review

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