Web searching, search engines and Information Retrieval

Lewandowski, Dirk Web searching, search engines and Information Retrieval. Information Services & Use, 2005, vol. 18, n. 3. (In Press) [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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This article discusses Web search engines; mainly the challenges in indexing the World Wide Web, the user behaviour, and the ranking factors used by these engines. Ranking factors are divided into query-dependent and query-independent factors, the latter of which have become more and more important within recent years. The possibilities of these factors are limited, mainly of those that are based on the widely used link popularity measures. The article concludes with an overview of factors that should be considered to determine the quality of Web search engines.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: search engines; Information Retrieval
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Dirk Lewandowski
Date deposited: 07 Sep 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6702


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