By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-01-26 Print this article Print

On Search, the Series Tim Bray, one of the creators of XML and chief technology officer of Antarctica Systems Inc., which makes visual tools for search, provides an excellent and detailed analysis of the history, current state and possible future of search technologies—a must-read for anyone interested in search

What is RSS? Good developer-oriented breakdown of RSS standards and their deployment

Text Retrieval Conference Government-sponsored conference that looks at advanced search technologies and publishes results and analysis of current techniques and technologies

World Wide Web Consortium Several key standards at the World Wide Web Consortium could have a significant effect on the future of search; these include Resource Description Framework, the Semantic Web project, XML Path Language and XML Query

Search Engine Watch Provides tips and tricks and analysis of search engines and Web search sites, as well as lots of links to search-related information

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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