Ch.2 Digital Comm.

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Boolean operators
Operators used to filter results based upon a YES or NO ranking system
Browser
Software application that allows users to find content, web pages, and online multimedia
Cached
A page that has been saved by the browser in case the original page is unavailable
Directories
Folders in which computers store files
Electronic mail (e-mail)
A type of digital message
Hyperlink
A way of connecting from one location to another on a Web page, connecting pages within a website, or connecting different websites.
Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
A communication system that is used to transfer data over networks; specially used for HTML documents
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Organization responsible for internet naming and numbering.
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides customer connections to the internet and other services.
Keyword
A word used to refine and internet search
Links
Word or phrase that takes a user to another location on the web
Mission statement
The goals of a company
Organic results
Results based on the search criteria and mathematics, unaffected by advertising
Phrase searching
A way to search for an exact phrase or name by enclosing it within quotation marks
Query
A type of question used in an Internet search
Relevance
Sorting of query results which places those most likely to contain the information sought first
Result
An answer to a query based on the keyword(s) entered.
Search tools
Programs that preform keyword searches for information that you need on the internet.
Sponsored links
Search result paid for by advertisers
Stemming
A feature of search engines that find the stem of a word and include related words with different endings or tenses in the search
top-level domain (TLD)
The last few letters following the period in a domain name.
Underscore
A symbol used to separate words within long filenames
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
Part of the uniform system of names that allows Web surfers to locate the exact resource they seek; the path to a specific HTML file located somewhere online.