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Building Your Own Search Engine

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Over at WebmasterWorld Tedster references an interesting short paper about creating your own search engine by Googler Anna Lynn Patterson. This document makes for a good read.

The paper was published in April of 2004 when she was a student at Stanford University. She is also the person whose name appears on the recent Google patent application titled Detecting spam documents in a phrase based information retrieval system.

Basically, she breaks it down into hard drive space, having lots of servers, and CPU power. Anna's document is a good initial primer, but there is another aspect of building a search engine that deserves some emphasis.

The search engine companies have built the largest networks of servers the world has ever known. When I think of Google's core technology assets, I don't think about search engine algorithms, I think about massively deployed server networks operating in close harmony.


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