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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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Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 12

Philip Hunter and Isobel Stark introduce Ariadne, in its Web Version.

November 1997, issue12, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 14

The Web editors, Philip Hunter and Isobel Stark, introduce Ariadne issue 14.

March 1998, issue14, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 17

The web editors, Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly, introduce Ariadne issue 17.

September 1998, issue17, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

The web editors, Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, introduce Ariadne issue 18.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools

Brian Kelly looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.

January 2003, issue34, tooled up

Web Focus: Must Email Die?

Brian Kelly recently gave a talk on this subject at the Internet Librarian International 2005 conference. In this article he expands on the talk and revisits the question as to whether email really should disappear.

October 2005, issue45, tooled up

Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9

Brian Kelly reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the Fifth Institutional Web Management Workshop

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, reports on the IWMW event in his regular column.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 6 Conference

Brian Kelly describes the sixth International World Wide Web conference which took place in California from 7 – 11 April 1997.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: The Use of Third-Party Web Services

Brian Kelly discusses the use of third-party web services.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Web Focus: The Web On Your Phone and TV

Brian Kelly looks at the Web Beyond the PC.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Focus: WebWatching UK Universities and Colleges

Brian Kelly describes the WebWatch project.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service

Report on the UK Mirror Service by Mark Russell.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Research: Browsing Video Content

Peter Thomas, UWE, and Peter Macer of Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories describe automated techniques for browsing video content.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Web Watch: 404s, What's Missing?

Brian Kelly discusses 404 'not found' messages, and why you don't always get the same one.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways

Brian Kelly surveys institutional web gateways.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers

How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? Brian Kelly provides some answers.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Web Watch: An Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities

Brian Kelly with an Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Web Watch: Carrying Out Your Own Web Watch Survey

Brian Kelly describes how you can carry out your own WebWatch benchmarking survey across your own community.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Web Watch: Update of a Survey of the Numbers of UK University Web Servers

Brian Kelly updates a survey of the numbers of UK university Web servers.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Watch: WebWatching eLib Project Web Sites

Brian Kelly is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Web Watch: What's Related to My Web Site?

What's Related To My Web Site? Brian Kelly looks at Netscape's 'What's Related?' facility and reports on the service's findings for institutional Web servers.

March 2001, issue27, tooled up

WebWatch: An Update on Search Engines Used in UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly provides an update of his survey of search engines used in UK Universities.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.

April 2003, issue35, tooled up

WebWatch: Testing Web Page Design Concepts for Usability

Dey Alexander and Derek Brown demonstrate how the layout of a Web page has a direct influence upon users' capacity and willingness to engage with a Web site.

July 2004, issue40, tooled up

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us?

Peter Stubley puts the CLUMPs in perspective.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

What Is a URI and Why Does It Matter?

Henry S. Thompson describes how recent developments in Web technology have affected the relationship between URI and resource representation and the related consequences.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

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