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Pappa, Sara T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause some types of cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. Because most people turn to the internet for health information, this study analyzed HPV information found online. A content analysis was conducted on 69 web search results (URLs) from Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. The…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Content Analysis, Web Sites
Park, S. Joon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The need for emotional interaction has already influenced various disciplines and industries, and online museums represent a domain where providing emotional interactions could have a significant impact. Today, online museums lack the appropriate affective and hedonic values necessary to engage art enthusiasts on an emotional level. To address…
Descriptors: Museums, Art, Art Education, Web Sites
Lyall-Wilson, Jennifer Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The dissertation research explores an approach to automatic concept-based query expansion to improve search engine performance. It uses a network-based approach for identifying the concept represented by the user's query and is founded on the idea that a collection-specific association thesaurus can be used to create a reasonable representation of…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Online Searching, Automation, Search Engines
Germain, Carol Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Citation is a highly valued practice in the academic community. This mechanism supports an author's ideas, theories, and research; it acknowledges the scholarly contributions of others; and integrates academic works to enrich scholarly communication. Well-constructed citations, in addition to providing the appropriate bibliographic information…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations
Kim, Yong-Mi – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In recent years, tags have become a standard feature on a diverse range of sites on the Web, accompanying blog posts, photos, videos, and online news stories. Tags are descriptive terms attached to Internet resources. Despite the rapid adoption of tagging, how people use tags during the search process is not well understood. There is little…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites
McCoy, Joseph C. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Use of Internet marketing techniques in higher education to attract prospective students is relatively new. While the research is recent, there are several studies that identify what is most valuable to students seeking information on college web sites. Higher education is now facing increasing competition from for-profit schools and reduced…
Descriptors: Expertise, Higher Education, Online Courses, Search Engines
Shin, Youngsang – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The Web is large and expanding, making it challenging to attract new visitors to websites. Website operators often use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to boost the search engine rankings of their sites, thereby maximizing the inflow of visitors. Malicious operators take SEO to the extreme through many unsavory techniques that are often…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Search Engines, Electronic Publishing
Gattegno, Eliot Aron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In today's world of too much information, context--not content--is king. This proposal is for the development of an unparalleled sonic analysis tool that converts audio files into musical score notation and a Web site (API) to collect manage and preserve information about the musical sounds analyzed, as well as music scores, videos, and articles…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music, Search Engines, Musical Instruments
Nagasinghe, Iranga – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This thesis investigates and develops a few acceleration techniques for the search engine algorithms used in PageRank and HITS computations. PageRank and HITS methods are two highly successful applications of modern Linear Algebra in computer science and engineering. They constitute the essential technologies accounted for the immense growth and…
Descriptors: Graphs, Search Engines, Engineering, Computer Science
Dragut, Eduard Constantin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
An increasing number of Web sites expose their content via query interfaces, many of them offering the same type of products/services (e.g., flight tickets, car rental/purchasing). They constitute the so-called "Deep Web". Accessing the content on the Deep Web has been a long-standing challenge for the database community. For a user interested in…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Search Engines, Information Retrieval
Liu, Jiahui – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The web is a rich and diverse information source with incredible amounts of information about all kinds of subjects in various forms. This information source affords great opportunity to build systems that support users in their work and everyday lives. To help users explore information on the web, web search systems should find information that…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Web Sites, Search Engines, Information Systems