Document (#23700)

Author
Poynder, R.
Title
Web research engines?
Source
Information world review. 1996, no.120, S.47-48
Year
1996
Abstract
Describes the shortcomings of search engines for the WWW comparing their current capabilities to those of the first generation CD-ROM products. Some allow phrase searching and most are improving their Boolean searching. Few allow truncation, wild cards or nested logic. They are stateless, losing previous search criteria. Unlike the indexing and classification systems for today's CD-ROMs, those for Web pages are random, unstructured and of variable quality. Considers that at best Web search engines can only offer free text searching. Discusses whether automatic data classification systems such as Infoseek Ultra can overcome the haphazard nature of the Web with neural network technology, and whether Boolean search techniques may be redundant when replaced by technology such as the Euroferret search engine. However, artificial intelligence is rarely successful on huge, varied databases. Relevance ranking and automatic query expansion still use the same simple inverted indexes. Most Web search engines do nothing more than word counting. Further complications arise with foreign languages
Theme
Suchmaschinen
Verbale Doksprachen im Online-Retrieval
Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval
Semantisches Umfeld in Indexierung u. Retrieval

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