An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation

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The volume and range of information on the World-Wide-Web is awe-inspiring. Without search engines to almost instantly locate relevant web pages for us, and the navigation tools within web browsers, using this huge resource would be almost impossible.

An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation introduces the reader to the search and navigation technologies that are an integral part of our daily online lives. It covers the historical background of hypertext and the web; the problems of search and navigation; the technical and architectural aspects of search engines; web navigation and the mobile web, and finally examines what we might expect in the future. It is ideal for undergraduates studying web search, and those on general web technology courses.

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Mark Levene is Professor of Computer Science at Birkbeck College, University of London. He currently teaches web technologies and his main research interests are in the topics covered in the book

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"This book is a second edition, updated and expanded to explain the technologies that help us find information on the web . . . this book demystifies the tools that we use when interacting with the web, and gives the reader a detailed overview of where we are and where we are going in terms of search engine and web navigation technologies". (MyCFO, 29 November 2010)

"This book is a second edition, updated and expanded to explain the technologies that help us find information on the web". (Business It Business Net, 29 November 2010)

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