473,837 Members | 1,541 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Can searching be customized -- To focus search-results & find up-to-date content?

When more than one keyword is typed into a search-query, most of the
search-results displayed indicate specified keywords scattered
throughout an entire website of content i.e., this is shown as three
bolded periods '...' in search-result listings.

Additionally, most content is outdated; as many users need up-to-date
content. Hence, filtering-through search-results becomes quite
cumbersome.

The newsgroup listings allow detailed constraints for setting dates.
When will this feature be applied to listings of websites, and blogs?

Options for setting detailed date constraints still contain outdated
content e.g., how can updated content be gleaned from blogs?

It may help narrow-down searches by applying the wild-card character
"*" placed between two keywords in a search-query. The "*"is treated
like the BOOLEAN operator NEAR. e.g., two search-terms appearing within
a few words of each other.

Are there specific search-tools that allow custom searching e.g., for
search-queries to yield search results within the same paragraph-block
of content?

Aug 2 '06 #1
5 2410
In article <11************ *********@h48g2 000cwc.googlegr oups.com>,
ju***********@h otmail.com wrote:
>
Additionally, most content is outdated; as many users need up-to-date
content.
Depends on what the content is, doesn't it? One site that is very useful
to me is an authorized online transcription of a naval reference
originally published in the 60's and 70's. There's no point in updating
the existing content, which is where most of its value lies.
>
The newsgroup listings allow detailed constraints for setting dates.
When will this feature be applied to listings of websites, and blogs?
It already is: <http://www.google.com/advanced_search ?hl=en>

Perhaps not all search engines implement that functionality.
It may help narrow-down searches by applying the wild-card character
"*" placed between two keywords in a search-query. The "*"is treated
like the BOOLEAN operator NEAR.
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong (hopefully with some
superfluous brow-beating), but last I checked "NEAR" was not widely
considered to be a boolean operator. What does "true NEAR false"
evaluate to? Anyway ... Nit-picking aside, '*' seems to have already
acquired a common meaning. Perhaps if one could simply type "Banjo NEAR
Tukwila", that would be adequate.

<hat class="asshole" >I'm sorry, was there an HTML question in
there?</hat>

I know that's rude, but it seems to be mandatory.

--
Joel.
Aug 2 '06 #2
ju***********@h otmail.com wrote:
>
Are there specific search-tools that allow custom searching e.g., for
search-queries to yield search results within the same
paragraph-block of content?
Yes, there are; I have been familiar with a product which has a very
rich syntax for expressing search requirements. It allows you to express
proximity, 'between-ness' and order (before and after), and the syntax
covers boolean logic and sub-expressions. You can therefore search for
something like (d 09/01/06) AND ((x NEAR y) BEFORE z). The syntax also
accomodates search targets that have arbitrary fields - not just Subject
and Content - so searching on date-last-modified is certainly possible.
In fact this product could be used to express arbitrary SQL queries
against database tables; so the result-set for a search could in
principle have consisted of a mixture of documents and table-rows.

The product in question has only ever been used to index more-or-less
private collections of data and documents, and I believe it has now been
withdrawn as a standalone product. There may be other similar products;
I'm not familiar with Autonomy in any detail, for example, but they
claim to offer rich searching. Verity have now been acquired by
Autonomy, and their product also provides a measure of rich search
functionality.
http://www.autonomy.com/content/home/
[Warning - this page is pretty useless without Macromedia Flush :-(]

Unfortunately I'm not aware of any public WWW search engine that offers
anything like the power and versatility that I've described. To my
knowledge, none of the tools I've mentioned is used to offer public
searching of the WWW. Public XML search engines that I've looked at
seemed to index tiny numbers of documents, and the quality of their
indexes appeared to be poor.

Supposedly this is the promise of the semantic web:- to be able to
perform global searches using a rich syntax, with terms tailored to the
domain of knowledge with which the search is concerned. But it's my
belief that markup alone is never going to deliver this kind of rich
searching. Apart from any other reason, the majority of documents will
never be marked up to facilitate rich searching based on semantic markup.

--
Jack.
http://www.jackpot.uk.net/
Aug 2 '06 #3
ju***********@h otmail.com wrote:
When more than one keyword is typed into a search-query, most of the
search-results displayed indicate specified keywords scattered
throughout an entire website of content i.e., this is shown as three
bolded periods '...' in search-result listings.
[snip]

This newsgroup's topic is authoring HTML for the Web. How to get results
from search engines is off-topic.
Aug 2 '06 #4
In message <4j************ @individual.net >, Harlan Messinger
<hm************ *******@comcast .netwrites
>ju***********@ hotmail.com wrote:
>When more than one keyword is typed into a search-query, most of the
search-results displayed indicate specified keywords scattered
throughout an entire website of content i.e., this is shown as three
bolded periods '...' in search-result listings.

[snip]

This newsgroup's topic is authoring HTML for the Web. How to get
results from search engines is off-topic.
It would be helpful if you could suggest a group where it is on-topic.

--
Andy Mabbett
Say "NO!" to compulsory ID Cards: <http://www.no2id.net/>

Free Our Data: <http://www.freeourdata .org.uk>
Aug 5 '06 #5
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Andy Mabbett <usenet200309
@pigsonthewing. org.ukwriting in
news:mK******** ******@pigsonth ewing.org.uk:
>>This newsgroup's topic is authoring HTML for the Web. How to get
results from search engines is off-topic.

It would be helpful if you could suggest a group where it is on-topic.
alt.internet.se arch-engines

--
Adrienne Boswell at Home
Arbpen Web Site Design Services
http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
Please respond to the group so others can share

Aug 6 '06 #6

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

4
1237
by: SnaiL | last post by:
Good day, dear people! I am searching the job, desirable at home, but of course it is not necessarily... I am C/C++/Java developer, have experience with Unix (AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD, Linux), Windows 2000. Now living in Ukraine, Kiev. Available for relocation. Speak English, Ukrainian, Russian. Currently working in CMM 3, ISO 9001 certified outsourcing company (Ukrainian leader in outsourcing). Have experiense in writing articles...
3
1172
by: Christian Soltenborn | last post by:
Hi, I would like to have some customized TextBoxes, e.g. like this: Public Class IntegerTextBox Inherits System.Windows.Forms.TextBox Protected Overrides Sub OnTextChanged(ByVal e As EventArgs) Try Integer.Parse(Me.Text)
1
6758
by: nubleo | last post by:
I need a help using a sorting and searching function ,Bimary search or selection sort.. ASAP.. Your help greatly appreciate. :) This is my first time posting ..
6
1258
by: yourtrashhere | last post by:
So basically, what I have is a bunch of words in one memo field, for example: dog cat cowboy tree flower To search it, this is the code I have now. ' Check for LIKE Last Name If Me.txtLastName > "" Then varWhere = varWhere & " LIKE """ & Me.txtLastName & "*" * "
0
1821
by: nineeshk | last post by:
I have a search query from my MSSQL database. My problem is when i search the database using the text string which contains any umlaut character. FOr eg. When i search for Cömlek. It gives the following error.. Warning: sybase_query(): Sybase: Server message: Line 1: Incorrect syntax near ','. (severity 15, procedure N/A) in /home/search.php on line 28 Warning: sybase_query(): Sybase: Server message: Unclosed quotation mark before the...
7
6397
by: louvino | last post by:
Hi, I have : <div id="obj">Objet :</div> I want to put the focus AFTER the text "Objet :", is it possible ? Note : I don't want to create 2 div tags.
8
1854
by: zfareed | last post by:
I have this function that searches a link list before main performs the insert function to insert an item. My problem is the pointer stuff and the program keeps crashing. <code> List::List() { listPtr = NULL; }
15
2143
by: Gigs_ | last post by:
Hi all! I have text file (english-croatian dictionary) with words in it in alphabetical order. This file contains 179999 words in this format: english word: croatian word I want to make instant search for my gui Instant search, i mean that my program search words and show words to user as user type letters.
4
1267
by: anukmenon | last post by:
I have many text boxes and a search button.So even if i enter one value in text boxes it should search for the particular valu.so how can i write the stored procedure for this.Can i use append queries in MSSQL for searching..If so please give me some help.I am doing a portal in asp.net.Please help me out in this..Its urgent
3
7396
by: db2admin | last post by:
Hello all, I have table with CLOB column length of ~65K. application is searching from this table by CLOB and i can not create index on it. I know IBM recommends using DB2 Net Search Extender or DB2 UDB Text Information Extender for searching CLOBS but what are the other solutions out there. can i use some other data type and create index on it ? any ideas ?
0
9839
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However, people are often confused as to whether an ONU can Work As a Router. In this blog post, we’ll explore What is ONU, What Is Router, ONU & Router’s main usage, and What is the difference between ONU and Router. Let’s take a closer look ! Part I. Meaning of...
0
9682
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language synchronization. With a Microsoft account, language settings sync across devices. To prevent any complications,...
0
10564
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that captivates audiences and drives business growth. The Art of Business Website Design Your website is...
0
9396
agi2029
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then launch it, all on its own.... Now, this would greatly impact the work of software developers. The idea...
1
7806
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes instead of User Defined Types (UDT). For example, to manage the data in unbound forms. Adolph will...
0
6998
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert into image. Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Select();...
0
5668
by: TSSRALBI | last post by:
Hello I'm a network technician in training and I need your help. I am currently learning how to create and manage the different types of VPNs and I have a question about LAN-to-LAN VPNs. The last exercise I practiced was to create a LAN-to-LAN VPN between two Pfsense firewalls, by using IPSEC protocols. I succeeded, with both firewalls in the same network. But I'm wondering if it's possible to do the same thing, with 2 Pfsense firewalls...
2
4039
muto222
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.
3
3123
bsmnconsultancy
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating effective websites that not only look great but also perform exceptionally well. In this comprehensive...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.