[thelist] Search Engine Algorithms

Rob Smith rob.smith at THERMON.com
Wed Sep 29 09:00:27 CDT 2004

Hi list,

There are only two ways I know how to implement Search engine algorithms:

1) Taking the search term(s), splitting into an array if necessary,
searching on the words to match target columns in databases, and finally
spitting the results back out.

2) Set up indexing in SQL Server and doing CONTAINSTABLE operations therein
which kinda does ranking in the same swing.

What other ways do you know or care to share? Our of shear curiosity, how
does Google do it?


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