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History of Search
“Lycos: Design choices..."
Article: “Lycos: Design choices in an Internet search service” by Michael L. Mauldin. Discusses search history, foraging, choosing where to explore next, choosing what information to keep, stockpiling, retrieval, and impact.
“Hobbes’ Internet Timeline”
Paper: “Hobbes’ Internet Timeline” by Robert Hobbes Zakon. This time line lists all the major developments of the Internet from 1957 to 2004.
"The Anatomy of a Search Engine"
Paper: “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," was written by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, founders of Google, when they were studying Computer Science at Stanford University. This paper served as the launching point for the Google search engine. It includes an introduction to web search engines and discusses scaling the web, design goals, system features, the PageRank algorithm, intuitive justification, information retrieval, Google architecture overview, the document index, crawling the web, indexing the web, parsing, the ranking system, results and performance, storage requirements, system performance, and more. 
Search Engine Timeline
Graphic search engine history time line.
“History of Search Engines and Web History”
Article: “History of Search Engines and Web History,” by Aaron Wall. Discusses Vannaver Bush’s As We May Think, Gerald Salton (father of modern search technology), Ted Nelson, Project Xanadu, ARPANet, Archie, Veronica and Jughead, Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web, ALIWEB, JumpStation, World Wide Web Worm, Repository-Based Software Engineering (RBSE) spider, Excite, EINet Galaxy, Yahoo, WebCrawler, Lycos, Infoseek, AltaVista, Inktomi, AskJeeves, Northern Light, and Google.
“A Brief History of Search Engines”
Article: “A Brief History of Search Engines,” by Lee Underwood. Discusses the early beginnings of the Internet and the World Wide Web, Archie, Veronica and Jughead, Archie-like Indexing of the web (ALIWEB), Excite, AskJeeves, Galaxy, Yahoo, WebCrawler, Lycos, AltaVista, Inktomi, Northern Light, Google, MSN Search, and Open Directory.
“A History of Search Engines”
Paper: “A History of Search Engines,” by Wes Sonnenreich. Discusses Archie, Veronica, World Wide Web Wanderer, Archie-like Indexing of the web (ALIWEB), spiders, the easily excitable spider, categorized links, Yahoo, WebCrawler, Lycos, AltaVista, HotBot, meta engines, Savvy Search, and Netscape.

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Update :: January 17, 2020