Information retrieval on the web

@article{Kobayashi2000InformationRO,
  title={Information retrieval on the web},
  author={Mei Kobayashi and Koichi Takeda},
  journal={ACM Comput. Surv.},
  year={2000},
  volume={32},
  pages={144-173}
}
In this paper we review studies of the growth of the Internet and technologies that are useful for information search and retrieval on the Web. We present data on the Internet from several different sources, e.g., current as well as projected number of users, hosts, and Web sites. Although numerical figures vary, overall trends cited by the sources are consistent and point to exponential growth in the past and in the coming decade. Hence it is not surprising that about 85% of Internet users… 

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