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)
Pages135-144
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 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

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

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    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. 135-144. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Portland, OR, United States.