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Language Processing (NLP)
A system that allows search
engine users to type a question rather than keywords.
There are a couple of ways to do this kind of processing. At the simplest
level, the search engine simply removes the stop
words in the question to leave keywords that are then processed
as if it was a regular query. At the other
end of the scale are very advanced systems that use statistics and linguistic
analysis to accurately match documents to
the user's question. The best-known example of this kind of approach
is the AskJeeves (www.askjeeves.com)
Describes the hypertext links
found on web sites that are part of text content and that link to expanded
or additional information on a subject without consideration of their
value in link popularity.
- April 11, 2004
by Christian Nielsen of
early Internet company, since acquired by AOL. The company is famous
for its Netscape Navigator browser
that dominated the browser scene from 1994 to about 1997.
early web browser, based on the Mosaic
model and developed by the Netscape company
- as they were then known. The browser is still around today, available
from www.netscape.com. It's popularity declined rapidly after Microsoft
steamrollered the browser scene (about 1997) by starting to bundle their
Internet Explorer browser with Windows.
Former name of ODP.
A discussion forum where users can post messages
and reply to other users.
If you don't want Googlebot
to follow a link and index it from your
site, you can use the following tag in your href links: rel="nofollow"
Possible uses include channeling
of PR away from non-monetary pages such as
an "about" page. So, instead of having a live link to the
about page, by having the html <a href="http://www.example.com/about.html"
rel="nofollow">About Us</a>, Googlebot will not:
1. Index the page from that
2. Consider the anchor text of the
3. Pass any PR to the linked page.
- April 6, 2005
by Frederico Riva of
Used to be a popular search engine.
Although it still has a searchable database,
it is a "special collection" of articles that only paying
customers may access.
Note added April 2003:
Devine (current owner of Northern Light) has filed for bankruptcy.
Note added June 2003:
Northern Light was purchased by David Seuss, former CEO. Seuss is expected
to focus on the company's corporate clients, but the high quality web
search Northern Light was once known for might also be restored. It
has a long way to go, but at least Northern Light again has a future.
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