The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine

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The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine
In this paper, we present Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext. Google is designed to crawl and index the Web efficiently and produce much more satisfying search results than existing systems. The prototype with a full text and hyperlink database of at least 24 million pages is available at To engineer a search engine is a challenging task. Search engines index tens to hundreds of millions of web pages involving a comparable number of distinct terms. They answer tens of millions of queries every day. Despite the importance of large-scale search engines on the web, very little academic research has been done on them. Furthermore, due to rapid advance in technology and web proliferation, creating a web search engine today is very different from three years ago. This paper provides an in-depth description of our large-scale web search engine -- the first such detailed public description ...
Sergey Brin, Lawrence Page
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where CN
Authors Sergey Brin, Lawrence Page
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