Comparison Study for Search Engines

elisabeth roche ace at Opus1.COM
Mon Nov 20 21:25:20 EST 1995

I found a great URL this evening, while doing a search for Robert Boyle.

This URL contains links to many search tools, services and engines,(thanks
for discussing this topic, I want to learn more!) There are short
descriptions of the salient features and differences of each listing as
well. I am going to spend a lot of time trying these all.

And I did find Robert Boyle, I actually found a physics class and assignment
using his original data at The Interactive Textbook, a must-see at:
(stop at mathphys/ if you don't feel like replicating Boyle's gas

There is a version of the "Textbook" under development with Java too. This
was an exciting find for me.

Apologies to those who already know these sites.

Elisabeth Roche ace at

At 05:36 PM 11/20/95 -0800, Nick Arnett wrote:

>Glimpse is definitely interesting, but it's just one of many, many, many
>search engines that have been developed over the years.  Search engines are
>basically easy to build; but completing all of the related tools, making
>them scale up in various dimensions (number of docs, number of users,
>number of persistant searches) and other features are much harder.
>There are something like 50 commercial search tool companies just in the
>United States.  I don't know how many shareware and freeware engines there
>Please bear in mind the difference between a search service (such as
>InfoSeek) and a search tools (such as Verity's Topic or U. Mass.' INQUERY).
>The services use search engines.

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