Chapter 4: Web Search

Web search is something we rely on every day, but rarely think about how it works. Why is that? This chapter is designed to teach you the basics about how web search works, and also provide you with some tips that might help you better find important information you are looking for, as efficiently as possible.

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe search engines, and how they work.
  • Identify the pros and cons of personalized searches.

 

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