Accessibility of information on the Web

Accessibility of information on the Web Accessibility of INGO FAST © 1997 ARTVILLE, LLC Spring 2000 ¢ i n t e l l i g e n c e On the Web Information On the Web Steve Lawrence C. Lee Giles Search engines do not index sites equally, may not index new pages for months, and no engine indexes more than about 16% of the Web. As the Web becomes a major communications medium, the data on it must be made more accessible. he publicly indexable World Wide Web now contains about 800 million pages, encompassing about 6 terabytes of text data on about 3 million servers. The Web is increasingly being used in all aspects of society; for example, consumers use search engines to locate and buy goods, or to research many decisions (such as choosing a holiday destination, medical treatment or election vote). Scientists are increasingly using search engines to locate research of interest: some rarely use libraries, locating research articles primarily online; scientific editors use search engines to locate potential reviewers. Web users spend a lot of their time using search engines to locate material on the vast and unorganized Web. About 85% of users use search engines to locate information1, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png intelligence Association for Computing Machinery

Accessibility of information on the Web

intelligence, Volume 11 (1) – Apr 1, 2000

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Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1523-8822
DOI
10.1145/333175.333181
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Abstract

Accessibility of INGO FAST © 1997 ARTVILLE, LLC Spring 2000 ¢ i n t e l l i g e n c e On the Web Information On the Web Steve Lawrence C. Lee Giles Search engines do not index sites equally, may not index new pages for months, and no engine indexes more than about 16% of the Web. As the Web becomes a major communications medium, the data on it must be made more accessible. he publicly indexable World Wide Web now contains about 800 million pages, encompassing about 6 terabytes of text data on about 3 million servers. The Web is increasingly being used in all aspects of society; for example, consumers use search engines to locate and buy goods, or to research many decisions (such as choosing a holiday destination, medical treatment or election vote). Scientists are increasingly using search engines to locate research of interest: some rarely use libraries, locating research articles primarily online; scientific editors use search engines to locate potential reviewers. Web users spend a lot of their time using search engines to locate material on the vast and unorganized Web. About 85% of users use search engines to locate information1,

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Published: Apr 1, 2000

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