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Lingvistik och användbarhet i sökmotorer
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a master thesis from Uppsala University in collaboration with B Locket AB (more known as www.blocket.se). B Locket AB is a large ad-company from Sweden, located in Stockholm.

Search engines on the market today are becoming more and more complex. When they were first introduced, they only had one function and that was to produce search results containing the string that the user had typed. Today, users want it to be able to spellcheck, produce more results and sort search results on specific fields as well. Preferably, all these features should not affect the performance as a whole.

The reason to why these demands have come up is that users are getting more and more used to internet services as a whole and they want everything to be as easy as possible.

The user ability has become a substantially more important area in the computer industry and this needs to be taken into account when it comes to B Locket AB and its search engine. This is one of the reasons to why this report has been made, another one is that B Locket AB:s search engine is a bit outdated and lacks some of the new features.

This report is a further development and a small evaluation of a search engine at B Locket AB. The search engine was evaluated in cooperation with B Locket AB:s head-developer and the person responsible for new features on the site. Further development was only done in consultation with both of them.

The evaluation showed flaws in B Locket AB:s search engine. These flaws were there ports key issues when starting the development of an improved model. The key issues were autocomplete, spelling and stemming. The final result was a prototype with these features implemented.

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2010.
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UPTEC IT, ISSN 1401-5749 ; 10 004
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-113738OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-113738DiVA, id: diva2:291812
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Available from: 2010-02-03 Created: 2010-02-03 Last updated: 2010-07-13Bibliographically approved

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