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SEARCH  ENGINE FEATURE  CHART

 
 
 
 
 

 


The chart below provides a summary of the search engine features discussed in the tutorial. 
 
Feature AltaVista
Simple
AltaVista
Advanced
Infoseek FAST Northern
Light
Excite
Size
(millions)
350
350
50
340
260
214

Implied
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Full
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
(CAPS)

Phrase
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes

Truncation
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no

Title
yes
yes
yes
yes
Advanced
Search
yes
no

Domain
yes
yes
no
yes
Advanced
Search
use URL
Search
no

Host/Site
yes
yes
yes
yes
Advanced
Search
use URL
Search
no

URL
yes
yes
yes
yes
Advanced
Search
yes
no

Link
yes
yes
yes
yes
Advanced
Search
yes
no
Refine
no
no
no
no
custom
folders
more like
this
Other
image
image
near
news
company
newsgroups
no
special
collection
company
government
news