A Technique for Measuring the Relative Size and Overlap of Public Web Search Engines

@article{Bharat1998ATF,
  title={A Technique for Measuring the Relative Size and Overlap of Public Web Search Engines},
  author={Krishna Bharat and Andrei Z. Broder},
  journal={Computer Networks},
  year={1998},
  volume={30},
  pages={379-388}
}
Search engines are among the most useful and popular services on the Web. Users are eager to know how they compare. Which one has the largest coverage? Have they indexed the same portion of the Web? How many pages are out there? Although these questions have been debated in the popular and technical press, no objective evaluation methodology has been proposed and few clear answers have emerged. In this paper we describe a standardized, statistical way of measuring search engine coverage and… CONTINUE READING
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