USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, 1997
The Search Broker
Udi Manber and Peter A. Bigot
University of Arizona
The current search facilities on the web are amazingly
powerful, but they are still lacking.
Taking the whole universe as one flat data space
and searching it with keywords has inherent limitations
The challenge is to provide users with ways to
focus their search better without making it too difficult
or too inefficient.
We introduce a method of conducting search
on the web that is based on a two-level search idea.
It strikes a balance between flat global search
and specialized databases, and gives users convenient
access to vast amounts of information.
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