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Hypermedia Systems

posted Nov 29, 2010, 1:04 PM by Eddie Woo
Complete the following tasks in a new classwork post!
  1. Discuss the following statement: "Searching through a hypermedia system is particularly challenging when compared to a flat-file or relational database, but it is also particularly rewarding."
  2. Compare and contrast the ways in which web directories and search engines 'solve' the hypermedia search problem.
  3. Identify current instances of web directories, and give examples of when a web directory would be more useful than a search engine.
  4. Outline the way in which Google's PageRank algorithm sorts web pages for relevance.
  5. Describe the ways in which metadata can (a) be helpful when used properly and (b) be abused by malicious parties.
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