kaled - 11:58 am on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0) Overt filter [Search Engine] Covert Filter [Search Engine] Kaled.
Perhaps Google would like to add these definitions to their dictionary.
An algorithm that witholds results from users.
1) Automatic : Triggered automatically but a notice is displayed allowing the user to repeat the search without the filter.
2) Manual : The user must explicitly activate the filter using special characters or a selection of switches.
An algorithm that witholds relevant results from users.
Covert filters may be employed to cover up a poor underlying algorithm or to increase profits by inducing users to click on sponsored links/adverts.
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