Basics of Search Engines and their History

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Basics of search engine algorithms (web crawling, building indexes, etc.). How has the field evolved? How have the services that search engines provide changed through the years? From WebCrawler to Inktomi to Yahoo!. How does Google's PageRank work? The use of WWW link structure to identify authoritative sources for user queries.

Presented by Mike Cafarella homepage

Before Class:

  • Read (suggested in this order)
  • If you're a CSE student OR technically brave then read
  • Finish the Kleinberg article
  • Otherwise, read...

Other Resources: