Vinayak Mishra

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How to Design a Search Engine to Actually Search2011.07.26

There are several simple techniques to develop a search-engine that actually finds information, rather than just millions of matching pages. Searches should default to looking within paragraphs/sections, not across entire pages. Today's popular search-engines are mostly primitive word-scanners, not usually searching for sections of information, nor hunting the exact names being requested, such as with dashes & slashes in ID names.