Expectations versus reality - Web search engines at the beginning of 2005

Judit Bar-Ilan

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Abstract

Web research is based on data from or about the Web. Often data is collected using search engines. Here we describe our "wish list" for the ideal search engine,explain the need for the specific features and examine whether the currently existing major search engines can at least partially fulfil the requirements from the ultimate search tool. The major search tools are commercial and are oriented towards the "average" user and not towards the Web researcher,and therefore are unable to meet all the requests. One possible solution is for the research community to recruit the necessary funding,resources and know-how in order to build a research-oriented search tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2005
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages87-96
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2005
Event10th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 24 Jul 200528 Jul 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISSI 2005: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Volume1

Conference

Conference10th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2005
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period24/07/0528/07/05

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