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Clustering search results. Part III: the synergy of metasearching and clustering

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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to further examine clustering search results. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper describes and illustrates the most powerful synergy created by the intelligent combination of metasearching and clustering on the fly through Central Search and PolyMeta. Findings ‐ The study finds that the combination of metasearching and clustering, although two opposite functions, can produce effective synergy. Originality/value ‐ This paper looks at the intelligent combination of metasearching and clustering in the form of Central Search and PolyMeta, giving a new step in savvy searching.

Keywords: Cluster analysis; Search engines; Worldwide web

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2007-06-26

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