Meta Search Engines
MetaCrawler is an multithreaded search site that can take your search terms and simultaneously feed them to several sites, including AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, WebCrawler, and Yahoo, It organizes the results into a uniform format and displays them. MetaCrawler combines and normalizes the confidence scores given to each reference by the services that return it.
Ixquick translates your search into each search engine's syntax. Users can perform natural language or complex boolean searches. It supports phrases, wildcards, omitted terms, must-have terms, parentheses, and other modifiers such as NEAR, by tracking the complex search capabilities of each search engine. Duplicate findings are eliminated..
Gives you access to a wide number of major search engines when using the default settings. Paid listings are non-existent. Vivísimo was founded in June 2000 to develop a university-based algorithmic invention into a solid commercial product. It organizes search results with document clustering. This innovative approach emphasizes the knowledge that users hope to find rather than the mathematical elegance of the algorithms.
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