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What is a Search Engine?

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A search engine is a technology that provides access to a large collection of information. In most cases, an interface is provided that allows users to enter a textual query.
Search engines may be designed to search a structured data repository. Alternatively, the engine may build its own metadata repository using a robot that discovers and crawls data relationships.
Advanced search engines may use artificial intelligence to interpret the semantic meaning of queries and data. In such cases, it may be possible to ask the search engine a question using natural language.
Overview: Search Engine
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A technology that provides query access to a large collection of information.
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