9.192 WWW easily searched

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Fri, 29 Sep 1995 20:19:56 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 192.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Andrew Armour <armour@pncl.co.uk> (27)
Subject: Re: 9.174 on the road (where what is?)

In "Highway to Where?" Gale Moore wrote "[I]f you have spent any time on the
Net you will know not only how much information there is but how hard it is
to find a specific item." Not so. Current automatic Web indexing facilities
are extraordinarily powerful. Imagine a library that indexed every word in a
new acquisition within hours of it being put on the shelf! The Editor has
already mentioned the Open Text service, which is extremely fast and usually
all you need. But if you want a choice of engines, spiders, wanderers and
robots, you could explore these sites (I list only a few of those known to me):

<A HREF="http://www.cnn.com/SEARCH/index.html">CNN Webspace Search Engine</A>

<A HREF="http://www.win.tue.nl/bin/fish-search">Fish-Search</A>

<A HREF="http://www.infoseek.com:80/Home">InfoSeek</A>

<A HREF="http://lycos.cs.cmu.edu/">Lycos</A>

<A HREF="http://www.opentext.com:8080/omw.html">Open Text Web Index</A>

<A HREF="http://cuiwww.unige.ch/meta-index.html">W3 Search Engines</A>

<A HREF="http://webcrawler.com/">WebCrawler</A>

<A HREF="http://www.yahoo.com/">Yahoo</A>

If you have a few minutes to spare, why not get the software to search
several index sites while you make a coffee?


Or perhaps have an "agent" recommend new sites based on your past preferences?


PS: I found the UPPS site's ZIP/address service very quickly using these tools.

Andrew Armour
Keio & Oxford