Searching and search engines: When is current research going to lead to major progress?

Elizabeth D. Liddy

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Abstract

For many years, users of commercial search engines have been hearing how the latest in information and computer science research is going to improve the quality of the engines they rely on for fulfilling their daily information needs. However, despite what is heard, these promises have not been fulfilled. While the Internet has dramatically increased the amount of information to which users now have access, the key issue appears to be unresolved - the results for substantive queries are not improving. However, the past need not predict the future because sophisticated advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) have, in fact, accomplished significant improvements in engines that can provide ease of access for users as well as improved quality of retrieved information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference
EditorsH. Collier, H. Collier
Pages109-114
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventProceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference - Annecy, France
Duration: Oct 22 2000Oct 25 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference
CountryFrance
CityAnnecy
Period10/22/0010/25/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Liddy, E. D. (2000). Searching and search engines: When is current research going to lead to major progress? In H. Collier, & H. Collier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference (pp. 109-114). (Proceedings of the 2000 International Chemical Information Conference).