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This page provides an overview of 14 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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Alta Vista Vs. Lycos

Tracey Stanley presents the results of a detailed comparison of the two main search engines of today, Lycos and Alta Vista.

March 1996, issue2, feature article

InfoSeek Ultra: (Yet Another) Web Search Engine

Tracey Stanley looks at InfoSeek Ultra, a new search engine which claims to allow searching on a index of 50 million Web pages.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Yahoo: UK and Ireland

Tracey Stanley takes a good look at a new version of an old index, Yahoo, which is aimed at the UK and Ireland.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Intelligent Searching Agents on the Web

Tracey Stanley describes Web-based Intelligent Searching Agents, and takes a closer look at a few examples you may wish to play with.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Alta Vista LiveTopics

Tracey Stanley looks at Live Topics, a more flexible and user-controlled way of searching the Alta Vista Web Page index.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Keyword Spamming - Cheat Your Way to the Top

Tracey Stanley shows how metadata can be abused to enhance the search engine ranking of Web pages.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Finding UK and European Resources on the Web

Tracey Stanley looks at how to keep your search results coming from within particular geographic areas and thus save on bandwidth.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Moving Up the Ranks

Tracey Stanley looks at how search engines rank their results.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Meta-search Engines

Tracey Stanley discusses the next level up from conventional search engines in the 'information food chain', which provide a sophisticated approach to searching across a number of databases.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Search Engines Corner

Tracey Stanley reviews 'Northern Light', which offers features not available elsewhere.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Search Engines

Tracey Stanley writes about "Ask Jeeves", a search engine which processes natural language enquiries.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

The Portole Project: Supporting E-learning

Tracey Stanley, Mina Sotiriou and Matthew Dovey provide an overview of a project to produce tools to discover information resources and deploy them within a university VLE.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Developing a Virtual Research Environment in a Portal Framework: The EVIE Project

Tracey Stanley provides an overview of the EVIE Project at the University of Leeds which was funded under the JISC Virtual Research Environments Programme.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

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