How Enterprise Search Works

Arnold, Stephen E.
March 2005
AIIM E-DOC;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p19
Trade Publication
The article focuses on enterprises search systems. Search systems face in two directions — towards the content and toward the searcher. Roughly speaking, a search engine must index content and process queries. To accomplish these tasks, most search systems have four major interdependent components of varying complexity, content acquisition, indexing, query processing, and formatting results. If something goes wrong in any one of these subsystems, it can significantly downgrade the performance and effectiveness of the search engine as a whole.


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