Finding information on the Web

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Abstract

The World Wide Web contains a vast amount of information on every imaginable subject. Most of this information is very stable, but some of it is generated dynamically and therefore short-lived. The lack of a complete and usable catalog or index however makes it difficult for users to find the information they want. This paper gives an overview of the techniques used to find information on the Web, and the search facilities based on them. A better insight in the capabilities and limitations of the different search tools can help users select the appropriate tool for each task.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-306
JournalCWI Quarterly
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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