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This page provides an overview of 35 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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A Selection of Social Media Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at how social media output is being indexed, sorted and made available for searching by looking at some representative samples.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Accoona: Super-Charged Super Target Searching

Phil Bradley puts a relative newcomer through its paces and finds some very useful features together with potential for improvement.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

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

Country and Regional Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at Country and Regional Search Engines.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Custom-built Search Engines

Phil Bradley reviews a means of enhancing the relevance of search results through the use of custom-built search engines.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Human-powered Search Engines: An Overview and Roundup

Phil Bradley looks at the major contenders and discusses the value of this type of search engine.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

New Search Engines in 2006

Phil Bradley takes a look at some of the search engines that he noticed in 2006 and provides quick assessments.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Search Engine Corner

Phil Bradley reviews recent developments with search engines.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column on search engine technology.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Search Engines

Phil Bradley casts his eye over image search engines.

October 2005, issue45, regular column

Search Engines: 'Finding Me, Finding You'

Phil Bradley looks at the search engines that can be used to trace people.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Search Engines: 'Ixquick', a Multi-Search Engine With a Difference

Phil Bradley describes how Ixquick stacks up against the competition.

March 2000, issue23, regular column

Search Engines: A Mixed Bag - A Review of Some New Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at some new search engines to see if they are up to challenging the top dogs.

July 2004, issue40, regular column

Search Engines: Ask Jeeves

Phil Bradley looks at Ask Jeeves.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Search Engines: FAST, the Biggest and Best Yet?

Phil Bradley explains how 'FAST' has recently been launched as the most comprehensive of the search engines, and this article compares the FAST results with those of AltaVista and Northern Light.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Search Engines: Finding Images on the Internet

Phil Bradley offers his latest look at the search engine marketplace.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Search Engines: Goodbye Alta Vista, Hallo AllTheWeb

Phil Bradley's regular column.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

Search Engines: Google and Search: Some of the Latest Developments

Phil Bradley takes a look at some of the new developments at Google.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Search Engines: Google Still Growing

Phil Bradley finds it difficult to ignore some of the latest developments from Google - particularly the ones that are actually quite good.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Search Engines: Is Google Building on Shaky Foundations?

Phil Bradley takes an in-depth look at Google and its competition and wonders if things are looking slightly worrying for the search giant.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Search Engines: Many Movements in Mere Months

Phil Bradley looks at various developments that have occurred recently in the ever-shifting scene of the search engine.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Search Engines: No Longer about Search

Phil Bradley asks 'Is your choice of search engine based on how good it is, or on what else you use?'

January 2005, issue42, regular column

Search Engines: Real-time Search

Phil Bradley looks at the concept of real-time search and points to some of the functionality that users can and should expect to find when exploring these engines.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

Search Engines: Robots, Spiders and Your Website

Phil Bradley looks at the effect these have on your site's vital statistics.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Search Engines: The Altavista Relaunch, Personalised Search Engines

Phil Bradley on the Altavista relaunch, and Personalised Search Engines.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Search Engines: The Google Backlash

Phil Bradley reviews and analyses recent criticisms of the giant and takes an objective view from a broader perspective.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

Search Engines: The New Kids on the Block - Copying Or Competing?

Search Engines: Phil Bradley The new kids on the block - copying or competing? This article looks at who is providing the competition for Google and Ixquick, and provides some food for thought for those who use these two search engines.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web

Phil Bradley explores search engine ranking techniques.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective

Phil Bradley takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time

Phil Bradley takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..

April 2005, issue43, regular column

Search Engines: Weblog Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at the developments occurring with weblogs and how you can go about searching on or for them.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be

Phil Bradley takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot?

Phil Bradley takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Search Engines: Would All New Search Engines Take One Step Forward!

Phil Bradley gives us an overview of emerging, new and newly discovered search engines that we might want to keep an eye on as they develop.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

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