In an online search, a ranking that puts the resources returned in an order based on each resource's relevance to your query.
Refers to Internet search engines. The order in which search results appear. Each search tool uses its own unique algorithm. Most use "fuzzy and" combined with factors such as how often your terms occur in documents and whether in title or how near the top of the text. Ranking is automatic in almost all systems. Alta Vista Advanced Search and Disinformation permit you specify terms for documents to rank first. Infoseek allows you to SUB-SEARCH with the same powerful effect as Results Ranking. (4/99)
The order in which search results appear. Each search tool uses its own unique algorithm. [| Up to R| Down to T | Bottom