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MetaCluster.PT: A Meta-Search engine for Portuguese Web

It is known that a single search engine only indexes a small part of the whole Web. When we search using one of these engines, we can see that some return results that others do not. Thus, combining some of the engines, lets us gain access to more indexed documents. That is the idea behind Meta-Searching. A Meta-Searcher is a search engine that searches other individual search engines and then combines the results and shows them to the user, avoiding the user to do the individual searches himself. Furthermore, the results can be grouped and presented by topics, in a process called clustering. This Thesis describes a prototype of a Meta-Search engine with clustering capabilities for the Portuguese Web.

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