The Internet and Research
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Method of searching; makes use of the three logical operators AND, NOT, and OR.
The search engine tries to determine the meaning of the concept and displays links to Web sites that relate to the keywords.
: Collection of files and related data.
In a search, any time a piece of data matches search words that you specify.
Part of the search engine that keeps a list of Web sites.
invisible Web (Deep Web):
In a search, the words that describe the information the user is trying to locate.
In a search, the plus and minus signs are used to filter out unwanted hits.
File format that allows audio compression at near-CD quality.
Preprogrammed queries or questions suggested by the search engine.
Tool to help the user locate information on the Internet; software program used to search the Internet by using keywords.
search engine math:
The practice of using math symbols to search the Web.
Program that searches the Web; called a spider because it crawls all over the Web.
Relates to the search engine's capability to find variations of a word by including the stem of the word in its search.
Types of search engines in which the information is organized by subjects.
: Another word for stemming or finding variations of a word by including the stem of the word in its search.
The * (asterisk) symbol; used to search for words that the user is not sure how to spell or for word variations.