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Meta search engine construction

4:02 pm on Apr 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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hi guys, i have an assignment that needs to construct a simple MSE (meta search engine), it should have an interface that allows queries to be made, and should return results ordered in some way. It should also be able to query 3 search engines, but not retrieve more than 20 results from each. And i should not attempt to modify the libraries to
allow concurrent downloads. Problem is i do not know where to start, as this is kind of knew to me. Any suggestions please?
4:06 pm on Apr 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hopefully not "homework assignment" . . . see TOS.

You don't even need a database to do this. There are many free "search engines on your site" scripts out there, you might download a few and see how they are doing it.

Now, if you need to store these results in a database, that's another story - but you still need the data collection first.

Mostly what you'll need is some training or an associate skilled in some form of server side programming, such as PHP, Perl, or .asp.