Comparison of two approaches to building a vertical search tool: A case study in the nanotechnology domain

Michael Chau, Hsinchun Chen, Jialun Qin, Yilu Zhou, Yi Qin, Wai Ki Sung, Daniel McDonald

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Abstract

As the Web has been growing exponentially, it has become increasingly difficult to search for desired information. In recent years, many domain-specific (vertical) search tools have been developed to serve the information needs of specific fields. This paper describes two approaches to building a domain-specific search tool. We report our experience in building two different tools in the nanotechnology domain - (1) a server-side search engine, and (2) a client-side search agent. The designs of the two search systems are presented and discussed, and their strengths and weaknesses are compared. Some future research directions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
EditorsG. Marchionini, W. Hersh
Pages135-144
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2002Jul 18 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period7/14/027/18/02

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Keywords

  • Indexing
  • Information retrieval
  • Internet searching and browsing
  • Internet spider
  • Noun-phrasing
  • Personalization
  • Post-retrieval analysis
  • Self-organizing map
  • Summarization
  • Vertical search engine
  • Web search engine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Chau, M., Chen, H., Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Qin, Y., Sung, W. K., & McDonald, D. (2002). Comparison of two approaches to building a vertical search tool: A case study in the nanotechnology domain. In G. Marchionini, & W. Hersh (Eds.), Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 135-144)