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- An index is a reverse representation of searchable content using an index of terms occurring in the documents, with a reference to all documents matching a given term.
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- See full text index.
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- alert, Benchmarking, Call-backs, Document element, Incremental indexing, Index-based security, index queue, index refresh, index reorganization, Indexing latency, Real-time Indexing, search index files
- See Directory. Also refers to the database of web pages maintained by a search engine or directory.
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- Collection of data used as bank to search through to find a match to a user fed query. The larger search engines have billions of documents in their catalogs. When search engines search they search via reverse indexes by words and return results based on matching relevancy vectors. Stemming and semantic analysis allow search engines to return near matches. Index may also refer to the root of a folder on a web server.
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- A search engine's database in which it stores textual content from every web page that its spider visits.
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- The searchable catalog of documents created by search engine software. Also called "catalog." Index is often used as a synonym for search engine. Index is commonly pluralized as "indices." However, Search Engine Watch instead uses the alternative plural form "indexes."
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- Boolean Search, Concept Search, False Drop, Fuzzy Search, Googlewhack, Keyword, Keyword Funnel, LSI, Query, Query-By-Example, Query Refinement, stemming, Thesaurus