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CS-Engine: Development of a Cross Search Engine for Multiple Heterogeneous Databases

CS-Engine: Development of a Cross Search Engine for Multiple Heterogeneous Databases
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Author(s): Min Song (Drexel University, USA), Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)and Peter P. Chen (Louisiana State University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch154
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Along with the growth of the Web, users have encountered the issue of information overload. As the Web becomes more prevalent, users are faced with a growing information burden. Given this situation, it is critical for a search engine to provide an “integrated solution” to users. With this in mind, we present the design and implementation of a cross-search component for CS-Engine (Cross-Search Engine). The CS-Engine allows users to search heterogeneous, multiple databases with one command. The CS-Engine is distinguished from other search engines in that it allows users to search both public domain web data and proprietary databases of a company. The CS-Engine is also different from meta-search engines because the CS-Engine does not need to trigger other search engines and translate a query for other search engines. Cross-search capability provided by the CS-Engine alleviates users’ inconvenience of switching among different databases to satisfy their information needs. We conclude our paper with technical lessons learned as well as organizational issues encountered during the development phase.

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