Date restricted Queries in Web Search Engines

Lewandowski, Dirk: Date restricted queries in web search engines. In: Online Information Review 28(2004)6, 420-427. DOI: 10.1108/14684520410570544

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Search engines usually offer a date restricted search on their advanced search pages. But determining the actual update of a web page is not without problems. We conduct a study testing date restricted queries on the search engines Google, Teoma and Yahoo!. We find that these searches fail to work properly in the examined engines. We discuss implications of this for further research and search engine development.