SEARCH ENGINE -A Search engine is a piece of software, available to all users on the Web which allows the user to locate all related sites using a keyword search. A search engine can find things while its spiders are out collecting data from the web servers. The information is put into a large database that the user searches. A publisher of the web page can register the site with the search engine. Also known as "robots" or "spiders". They are computer programs that scan the contents of servers on world wide web. These programs searches various parts of the web pages and creates large indices of data.
SUBJECT-SPECIFIC SEARCH ENGINE- do not attempt to index the entire Web. Instead, they focus on searching for Web sites or pages within a defined subject area, geographical area, or type of resource.
SUBJECT DIRECTORIES.-Collections of resources that are compiled by human beings, rather than by computer programs as search engines are. May be general or subject specific. May also include the ability to be searched by key word.
META-SEARCH ENGINE-A meta-search engine doesn't create its own database of information, instead it searches the databases of other engines and directories. By using multiple databases, the results are more comprehensive, but retrieved more slowly.
KEYWORD SEARCHING-This is the most common form of text search on the Web. Most search engines do their text query and retrieval using keywords. Unless the author of the Web document specifies the keywords for his document (this is possible by using meta tags in the latest version of HTML), it's up to the search engine to determine them. Essentially, this means that search engines pull out and index words that are believed to be significant. Words that are mentioned towards the top of a document and words that are repeated several times throughout the document are more likely to be deemed important.
BOOLEAN SEARCHING-Named after an English mathematician, Boolean searching refers to a form of logic applied to the search. Basically a Boolean search requires some additional words to be used. Boolean AND means that all the terms you specify must appear in the documents, i.e., "heart" AND "attack." You might use this if you wanted to exclude common hits that would be irrelevant to your query. Boolean OR means that at least one of the terms you specify must appear in the documents, i.e., bronchitis, acute OR chronic. You might use this if you didn't want to rule out too much. Boolean NOT means that at least one of the terms you specify must not appear in the documents. You might use this if you anticipated results that would be totally off-base.
PHRASE SEARCHING-Perhaps the easiest of the advanced techniques, phrase searching allows you to search on multiple words for one topic.
WILDCARD SEARCHING-A wildcard is a special character that can be appended to the root of a word so you can search for all possible endings to that root. Example : Doing a search on whal* would return whale, whales, whaling, whalers.
EGO SURFING-To search the net for your name or links to your web pages.
u-You. ur-You are. jk-Just Kidding. luv u-Love You.
pos- Parent over shoulder. b/cuz- Because. gtgGot to go.
g2g- Go to go. brb- Be right back. pmfji- Pardon me for jumping in. a/s/l-Age/Sex/Location. lol-Laughing out loud. rotfl-Rolling on the floor laughing. ttyl-Talk to you later. zzz-for sleep. c-u-l8r-See you later. ace-am confused, explain. afaik-as far as I know. aisb- As it should be. aka-Also known as. ans-Age,Name,Sex. ayt-Are you there? b/c-Because. b/f-Boy friend. b4-Before. bb-Bye-Bye.
bb10-Be back in 10 mints. bbiam-Be back in a mint.
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