Introduction to Search
Engines & Web Navigation

By Mark Levene
November 2005
Addison-Wesley / Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321306775
392 pages, 5 ¼” x 8”
$110.00 paper original

The volume and range of information on the World-Wide-Web is awe-inspiring. Without search engines to almost instantly locate relevant web pages for us, and the navigation tools within web browsers, using this huge resource would be almost impossible.

An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation introduces the reader to the search and navigation technologies that are an integral part of our daily online lives. It covers the historical background of hypertext and the web; the problems of search and navigation; the technical and architectural aspects of search engines; web navigation and the mobile web, and finally examines what we might expect in the future. It is ideal for undergraduates studying web search, and those on general web technology courses.

1. Introduction
2. The Web and the Problem of Search
3. The Problem of Web Navigation
4. Searching the Web
5. How Does a Search Engine Work?
6. Different Types of Search Engines
7. Navigating the Web
8. The Mobile Web
9. Social Networks
10. The Future of Web Search and Navigation

• Wide ranging and current, the book offers unrivalled coverage of this exciting subject area.
• Chapter objectives and summaries highlight the key concepts in each section, with end-of-chapter exercises testing and reinforcing students' understanding.

Mark Levene is Professor of Computer Science at Birkbeck College, University of London. He currently teaches web technologies and his main research interests are in the topics covered in the book

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