Search

Created on Dec. 7, 2012, 12:29 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

Searching is used to separate signals from noise and find something quickly. Additionally search can provide insights into what things are popular (many searches), what things are difficult to find on a site, in such that the site can be improved.

Index
The datastore used by a search engine. Its actual structure can vary widely between search engines but commonly they resemble a document store.
Corpus
A collection of documents.
Term
Generally a single word (or word-like) string of characters used in a search query.
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Tags: query, find, algorithm
Categories: Tutorial, reST
Parent: Tutorials
Children: Keyword-based Web Search, Precision, Recall, Search Engine, Search Engine Optimization, Semantic Search, Web Crawler

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