Web Search Engines: Users Surprising the Experts



Avi Rappoport

Search Tools Consulting

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Early Search Engines

What Changed

Growth of the Web

Search Interface Evolution

Modern Web Search Engines

IR Search Interfaces


Portal Madness

Return to Simplicity

Concentration on Relevance

Google Gets Creative

Search User Experience

Future: Clustering

Future: Topical Document Segments

Future: Metadata, Structure and Semantic Web

Future: Image Similarity