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We want to collect interesting and informative links. All articles should be about information retrieval (IR) and search engine technic.

So we will learn all about the backgrounds how a search engine work. Therefor we can build a search engine from scratch and know what difficulties can show up in such a project.

If you have written or seen a post, article or link that should appear in this topic, please drop us a line! We will add the source in this category.

Also every comment is more the welcome. So please share your know-how and leave a message under the post that you’ve read.

Linklist you need if you want to build a search engine


Linklist Here are some background informations about how a search engine exactly work. We light ub what is difficult to crack if we try to build our own web crawler search engine from scratch: Giga Blast This page is a bit outdated (2004). But here you can read from the developer Matt Wells personally: All steps the search engine GigaBlast went through during the development process: After that...

Writing Your Own Search Engine is Hard


Why is it so hard? Anna Patterson, Software Engineer. As well as contributed to search engines and artificial intelligence at Google, and co-founded Cuil. Makes following quotation about developing search engines: “There must be 4,000 programmers typing away in their basements trying to build the next “world’s most scalable” search engine. It has been done only a few times. It has never...

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