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Search-Based Applications by Laura Wilber, Gregory Grefenstette

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CHAPTER 2

Evolving Business Information Access Needs

2.1    CHANGING TIMES

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Figure 2.1: The 1946 ENIAC, arguably the first general-purpose electronic computer, weighed in at 30 tons and consumed 63 sq. meters of floor space. To celebrate ENIAC’s 50th birthday, a University of Pennsylvania team integrated the whole of ENIAC on a 7x5 sq. mm chip. (U.S. Army Photo, courtesy Harold Breaux.)

Before we examine search and database technologies in more detail (paying particular attention to recent evolutions giving rise to Search Based Applications), it’s important to first understand the changes in the business information landscape which are driving ...

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