Developing a directory of search engines for meta-searching

Jacky K.H. Shiu, Stephen C.F. Chan, Fu Lai Korris Chung

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review


Selecting the right search engine to use is critical to meta-searching. This paper discusses the development of a directory of search engines by linking search engines to appropriate topics in a hierarchy of search topics. A categorization algorithm based on probe queries is used to determine the relevancy of specific search engines to search topics. Output of the categorization algorithm is compared with human categorizations and results are promising.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-772
Number of pages5
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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