The Search Engine and How It Works

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To understand the search engine and to use it effectively, you must first understand how it works. First, the search engine is understood as an IR scheme, or retrieval system that allows researchers, as well as web developers to use the IR to discover millions of topics worldwide. Consumers often use the IR or search engines to find products, or information that helps them to relate to particular topics. The search engine allows users to explore databases worldwide, intranet and the web. The intranet is a computerized network within organizations, which users can access only through authorized sets of requirements outlined by a single company, user, etc.

When a user types in a relevant keyword into the search engine, the IR goes to work to help them match their queries to indexes. Relevant keywords are in relation to the topic the user is attempting to discover. The indexes compose words that reside within articles, documents, web page content and so on. Pointers help the user to find locations within particular documents of interest. The process is known as "inverted files," which IR uses modules to point to relevant information. The modules make up rank capabilities, search, matching functions, query processors and document processors pose.

Users can search the engines by placing focus on their search. Relevant keywords can help users employ the match functions by inputting pages, documents or relevant websites. The IR, modules, etc then takes action to locate millions of documents.

Processors within the search engine prepare and the processes keywords and then inputs the information into pages, documents, etc. The search engine then regulates the input into the documents streams, specifically linking the users to predefined formats. The document breaks stream to the preferred information, or retrievable sources.

The processors will isolate data and meta tags within pieces of subdocuments. This leads to the identifying stage where potential indexes hold relevancy to the documents. If unidentified words are noted, it is deleted, then stopped and then stems of the terms are extracted within the entries of the index, which the computer weighs. The processors then create, update and store the chief inverted files that the search engine names as matched queries of the documents.

Algorithms are incorporated into search engines to help solve problems, such as discovering relevant links. Algorithms use logical steps to solve mathematically based problems, such as finding relevant information. Efficiency in searching for relevant information is handled by the stemming process, which extracts suffixes.

In summary, the search engine is a computerized program that allows you to search through millions of documents. The programs, search based on particular or relevant keywords and then returns a list that links users to documents. To search for topics, merely go to the Search Engine at the top bar, type in your keyword and click GO. Once you click GO, you will be directed to hundreds of links perhaps relevant to your topic. Tip: Exact keywords can be used to find links faster and effectively.


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Charles Blumenkehl
Blue Asset Management - Wayne, NJ
When I started in the business, technology was a getting a new sheet of carbon paper so your contract copies were clearer. We've come a ways since! Thanx for the info
Feb 17, 2007 01:52 PM #1
Ed Hughes
Andrew Mitchell & Company - Natick, MA
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Great posting!  SEO is a very interesting and complex area.
Feb 18, 2007 01:38 AM #2
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