Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lab session – advanced search

Google offers an advanced search page – for details see this article or this note on search operators just search for "google advanced search tips". Google also offers many specialised searches.

Your task for this lab is to use these tools to find information on ownership of information. You will need this for the second assignment.

You should experiment with use of the boolean operators and synonyms.

As an exercise, try to find a query that returns as few documents as possible – while still returning at least one document. This is a competition, in case of a tie on number of documents, the shortest query wins. In case of a tie on that criterion also, the query using the shortest 'words' wins – and any string enclosed in quotes (") counts as one 'word'.

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