Tom Kelliher, CS 102
Feb. 2, 1998
From last time:
Why would I want to use this?
+: Use as a prefix to a keyword. Document must contain the keyword.
What's the difference between
-: Another keyword prefix. Document must not contain the keyword.
*: A keyword suffix. Wildcard which expands the search.
title:--- the keyword must be in the document title. Example:
text:--- the keyword must be in the document text.
domain:--- the document must be on a computer in the specified domain. Example:
host:--- the document must be on the specified computer. Example:
Boolean operators (sometimes an advanced search feature):
AND--- keywords connected by this must all appear in the document.
OR--- one or more keywords connected by this must appear in the document.
AND NOT--- the following keyword must not appear in the document.
NEAR--- keywords connected by this must appear in close proximity within the document.
Working in groups of three, research the topic Personal privacy in the electronic age. Use at least three search engines. A different person should take the lead in conducting the search at each search engine site. The two remaining team members should assist. Use the search operators available at each engine to narrow your search so that fewer than 100 documents are returned. Post a summary of the results of your search to the class bulletin board. In your posting, discuss the following: