Prudens Information Resources for the Internet

Online Search Resources

Knowledge Representation & Search

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In addition to popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN and AltaVista there are a number of search engines and directories that have interesting characteristics.

Clusty ( organizes search results into folders grouping similar items together. This approach provides hundreds of folders rather than millions of web pages as a reesult and allows the searcher to immediatekly access desirable pages.

CompletePlanet ( searches hundreds of thousands of databases that comprise the deep web.

Daypop ( is a current events search engine. Daypop crawls the living web at least once a day to provide the latest information. Currently, Daypop indexes over 59,000 news sites and weblogs on the net every day.

Flamenco Search Interface Project ( uses metadata to allow users to move through large numbers of information objects (e.g. photographs) in a flexible manner without feeling lost.

Metacrawler ( makes searching more of the Web easier by returning the best results from the leading search engines.

Search Engine Watch Blog ( is a portal for search engine news and an entry point to many search-related blogs - The Tutorial Website ( has information categorized in several ways including web search.


demoz Open Directory Project ( is the largest, comprehensive human-edited open source search directory on the Web (Yahoo Search started as a directory but was replaced by an AI approach when it became too costly). Demoz is constructed and maintained by a global community of volunteer editors. There is a section on computers, which focuses on the Internet and information technology.

Librarians' Index to the Internet ( provides a well-organized point of access for Internet resources selected by librarians.

Dr. James E. Burke is a Principal in Burke Technology Services (BTS). BTS provides business assistance to startup technology companies, or organizations planning or integrating new technologies; develops and manages technology projects; performs technology evaluation and commercialization, and assists in technology-based economic development.

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