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Seek, and ye shall find [Web search engines comparison]

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2 Author(s)
Filman, R. ; Lockheed Martin ; Pena-Mora, F.

This article compares popular search engines with regard to relevance and precision. In an unscientific sampling technique, the we tried the search engines with the following goals: Magna Carta-find the text of the Magna Carta; Mercury-the specific gravity of Mercury; Hide and Seek-we look for a specific image, a painting by surrealist Pavel Tchelitchew; Publish- an amorphous search request for the software topic “event-based programming using publish and subscribe;” Feniosky-a people-finding task; and McCarthy-a common name. The results for each engine are listed

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Jul/Aug 1998

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