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Search-Based Applications by Laura Wilber, Gregory Grefenstette

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CHAPTER 9

Summary Evolutions and Convergences

At A Glance Comparison

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9.1    SBA-ENABLING SEARCH ENGINE EVOLUTIONS

Search engines have evolved from simple tools for locating documents to a desirable information infrastructure for business applications because they are now capable of:

•  Structuring unstructured data to make it exploitable for business use

•  Providing intuitive, scalable access to structured data

•  Delivering unified, uniform access to heterogeneous, multi-source content

•  Supporting full text search, faceted navigation, and ad hoc reporting and analysis in a single platform

As shown in the previous chapters, this evolution has ...

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