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Information Retrieval

Welcome to the 'more human' Google

Hongkongers using the Google search engine will find the website 'more human', the company said yesterday, as it rolled out a new function intended to offer instant answers to search questions.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Locally-developed internet search tool can help parents filter out pornography

I think it was Confucius who said there is no good or evil technology, it's only how it is used that makes it so.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Making keywords click with business

Conducting an online promotional campaign can be a complex exercise, but the basic idea behind it is relatively simple.

For example, let us take a school that teaches English online.

First, it must choose a list of 'keywords' - words or phases related to its services or products.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Visibility tips for small fry eager to be found on Net

I work for a small private firm that competes with big brother companies such as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG and Coudert Brothers, to name a few. The problem is, whenever my boss tries to do a search on the internet related to our industry, these big companies always come up and our website is nowhere to be seen in the results.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Cyberport scores for intelligence before being completed

Our very own silicon ghost town, Hong Kong Cyberport, has just been named the most Intelligent Building of the Year.

The prize has come from the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum, which tries to promote the idea of transforming cities into 'intelligent communities'.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Cyberport scores for intelligence before being completed

Our very own silicon ghost town, Hong Kong Cyberport, has just been named the most Intelligent Building of the Year.

The prize has come from the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum, which tries to promote the idea of transforming cities into 'intelligent communities'.

14 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Meta tags offer cheap option to bells and whistles site

How skilled are you in the art of online seduction? Why should anyone visit the Web site you have built - or envisage - in preference to established peacock sites festooned with fancy graphics and animation?

4 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Searching for your best chance of being noticed

No matter how much time and money you invest in building what you probably think is a world-beating Web site, the effort is wasted without visitors.

4 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Tricks for making hay on the Web

For many people, searching the Internet has become a nightmare, thanks to the massive number of Web pages cluttering cyberspace. Finding the information you need is worse than looking for a needle in a haystack - it's more like looking for a needle in an entire corn field!

15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Expo gives SAR firms overdue recognition

Traditionally, technology exhibitions in Hong Kong are filled with a range of products, whether hardware or software, computers or peripherals, from well-known United States-based companies.

Though it was basically the same for this year's IT Expo, products from local technology companies were also present.

28 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Asia service updated

Asian Sources Online has been given a new user interface, Power Search search engine and an 'electronic showroom' for company home pages. Its upgraded site is at www.2.asiansources.com.

15 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Search tool brings context to the Net

The Internet has been described as 'a gigantic library where everything is categorised miscellaneous'. An exaggeration, of course, but it highlights the frustration users feel when trying to locate specific items and end up drowning in information.

A breakthrough software package developed by a Hong Konger could be the search tool to radically simplify the process.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Paper-free world just around the corner

EVEN after 40 years of computing, the paperless world has so far eluded us. Computers are lightning fast at processing words and numbers, but cannot economically handle, for example, signatures or photographs. A further complication is the variance in operating procedures that prohibit many computers from working together.

4 Jan 1994 - 12:00am