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A history of enterprise search 1990 – 1999

Doing justice to the speed of development in the 1990s in a single post is not easy. Before looking at the enterprise search business itself there were important developments in the understanding of how people searched, and in novel technical advances in search....

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A history of enterprise search 1980 – 1989

In the early 1980s there was a great deal of interest in the UK around the use of text retrieval software running on mini-computers. The STATUS User Group in particular was very active. Because none of the vendors were interested in the commercial success of their...

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A history of enterprise search 1960-1969

Condensing the progress made in the 1960s into a single post is not easy and so this is a very selective perspective.  As far as algorithm developments were concerned Bourne and Ford published a paper on stemming in 1961, Damerau reported on approaches to solve...

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