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Effective Internet Search: Search Help

Discussion Topics

One purpose of this website is to stimulate discussion, perhaps more academic, on search engines and Internet searching. In this way, with your help, we can develop and elaborate on some of our book materials.

We encourage you to submit any relevant topic using our Contact Us form.

To get the ball rolling, here are two articles for your consideration and comment.

Theory of Thesaurus Relationships
(by Ed Baylin)

Theory of Thesaurus Relationships is simply a draft version, meant to collect feedback from any "wayward academic" or the like, who might be interested in commenting. I look forward to hearing from you!

Search Engine Evolution
(by Darlene Canning)

Search Engine Evolution is a more academic discussion of the indexing of files based on search engine metadata. It is compared to state-of-the-art practices for reference librarians and other information specialists. This paper features intelligent discussion and assessment of futuristic developments, in particular, the "semantic web," including complex issues like:

  • The incorporation of standardized metadata into webpages. This kind of thing is still in the embryonic stage, led by the Dublin Core (dublincore.org/documents/dces/), but should eventually grow to include domain-specific ontologies and accompanying vocabularies, based on metadata development standards such as the RDF (Resource Description Framework, www.w3.org/RDF/). Note: In this paper, the standard 15 Dublin Core metadata fields are mapped against those provided by our featured search engines.
  • More effective data-mining techniques for the so-called "invisible-deep web."
  • The potential to combine the best and most unique functionalities from numerous search engines.

What do you think?


Effective Internet Search: E-Searching Made Easy!    Baylin Systems, Inc., 2006