02 Web Search

1. Which of the Following is the Only Search Engine that Can Find Pages Containing Pages Related to a Page?

a. Google
b. Yahoo
c. Bing
d. Ask

2. Which of the Following Represents "Precision" as Related to the Evaluation of a Search Engine's Performance?

a. The ratio of relevant material retrieved to all material retrieved
b. The ratio of relevant material retrieved to all relevant material
c. The ratio of relevant material retrieved to irrelevant material retrieved
d. The ratio of relevant material retrieved to relevant material not retrieved

3. "And" and "Or" are both examples of:

a. Search terms
b. Query terms
c. Operating terms
d. Index terms

4. Which of the Following Represents the Three General Functions of Search Tools?

a. Query, search, index
b. Recall, retrieve, display
c. Generate, explore, monitor changes
d. Search, retrieve, recall

5. Which of the Following is NOT an example of a Search Target?

a. PDF
b. Blog
c. Image
d. Meta info

6. True/False

This class defines knowledge as "the expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education."

7. True/False

To use Google to search for "Thomas Edison" in page titles, use the syntax "allintitle:edison thomas" or "allintitle:thomas edison"

8. Short Answer

How is a search engine's recall calculated?

9. Short Answer

How can I use Google to search for information on loans for autos and other vehicles?

10. Short Answer

What are some ways to evaluate performance in the form of its results?

11. Short Answer

What is Google Spider?

12. Short Answer

Search tools differ by functions. Give three examples of such functions.

13. Discuss the processes that occurs between the search engine and user for each search.

Answers

1. a 2. a 3. b 4. c 5. d

6. False. This class defines knowledge as "the ability to learn and the ability to find."

7. True

8. Recall is calculated from the ratio of relevant material retrieved to all relevant material.

9. "~auto loan"

10. content, format of results, delivery form

11. Google Spider is the tool Google uses to remain in front in terms of info awareness. It constantly searches for new information as published in the web.

12. Generating results. Explore results. Monitoring changes.

13. User enters query > engine interacts with document set —> output query results> possible further interactions

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