What on earth is a search engine anyway? A guide for management

Charlie’s talk at the Intrateam Copenhagen online event gives a non-technical introduction to the basics of search engines and why matching user queries to content is harder than it looks. We’ll show how to build a basic search engine using nothing but a pencil and paper!

Key takeaways

• Understand the stages of building a search engine – analysis, indexing, querying
• Learn why search results are often not as good as they could be
• Learn why your engine needs to understand the language your users type
• Understand the basics of relevance ranking – the order of search results

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