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Dartmouth's new search engine makes it easier
Dartmouth Search

Although the switch was probably invisible to most visitors to the Dartmouth.edu Web site, a new search engine now facilitates exploration around the College's virtual home. A committee convened by Computing Services had incorporated feedback from users in designing an improved way to search Dartmouth's presence on the Web. The new Dartmouth search page provides a cleaner, less cluttered interface to the latest version of Ultraseek, from Verity Software.

"The new search engine runs on a dedicated, high-speed Web server," says Brian Hughes, Associate Director for Web Operations in Dartmouth's Computing Services group. "Search queries now span significantly more Web pages, and the search engine quickly returns more relevant results to users."

According to Hughes, Ultraseek is able to search hundreds of document formats, including HTML, XML, text, RTF, PDF, MS Word and Excel, databases and many others. The interface with the Dartmouth site is easier to use, and the search results page has the familiar look and feel of the other Dartmouth Web pages.

Please Blitz webmaster@dartmouth.edu with questions about the new search engine.

By SUSAN KNAPP

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Last Updated: 12/17/08