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4. Infoseek (www.infoseek.com) uses a form-based approach that requires a Java
script enabled browser. It assumes some knowledge of HTML to provide the
description of the desired information.
Google (www.google.com) is an interesting search engine having many
unique features. It excels in producing extremely relevant results, and instead of
web page summaries shows an excerpt of the text that matches the search query.
For determining relevance scores of search results, it goes far beyond the number
of times a keyword appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's
contents. It prioritizes the results according to how closely the individual search
terms appear, and favors results that have the search terms near each other. It only
produces results that match to all the search terms either in the text of the page or
in the text of the links pointing to the page.
6. Inference Find (www.infind.com) is a meta search engine that searches six
search engine: simultaneously. The search engine merges the results, removes
duplicate files, and organizes the results into sections by concepts and/or by toplevel domain (educational institution, government organization, company, etc.) It
retrieves the maximum number of results each search engine will allow by
searching target search engines in parallel. Due to the parallel search feature, it
returns the results very quickly. 7. Ixquick (www.ixquick.com) is another meta search engine that uses multiple
search engines to perform the search and returns only the top-10 of the search
results. It utilizes a "star" system, whereby the number of stars indicates the
number of sites ranking each result in the top-ten. It offers a variety of search
options including boolean, implied boolean, natural language search, truncation,
case sensitivity and field search by sending a query to the search engines that
support these options. It also has features for searching news, mp3 music files and
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