Challenges to Searching the Internet

6/16/98


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Challenges to Searching the Internet

Why Search?

Tool: full-text search

Limits to full-text search

Queries

The most common words

Every 1/15th of a second

Spam

War on spam

AltaVista’s strengths

Managing the tidal wave

Dynamic categorization

Navigation

One Web, one index

Translation

Toys...

Author: Louis Monier