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Towards a Highly-Scalable & Effective Metasearch Engine

A metasearch engine is a system that supports uni ed access to multiple local search engines. Database selection is one of the main challenges in building a large-scale metasearch engine. The problem is to eÆciently and accurately determine a small number of potentially useful local search engines to invoke for each user query. In order to enable accurate selection, metadata that re ect the contents of each search engine need to be collected and used.

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