- It can range from being a Keyword-based Search Engine to being a Semantic-based Search Engine.
- It can range from being a Web Search Engine to being an Intranet Search Engine.
- It can range from being a Text Search Engine to being an Image Search Engine.
- It can range from being an Unstructured Test Search Engine to being a Semantic Web Search Engine.
- It can create a Search Query Log.
- See: Engine.
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=search%20engine
- S: (n) search engine (a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet))
- A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system. The search results are usually presented in a list and are commonly called hits. Search engines help to minimize the time required to find information and the amount of information which must be consulted, akin to other techniques for managing information overload.
- (Woodley, 2005b) ⇒ Mary S. Woodley, Gail Clement, and Pete Winn. (2005). “DCMI Glossary." Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
- search engine: A utility capable of returning references to relevant information resources in response to a query.