Analysis of Meta-Search Egines Using the Meta-MetaSearch Tool SSIR
Numerous information retrieval tools like Search Engines, Web Directories and deep-web search portals exist. Meta-Search Engines (MSE) developed over the past years claim to automatically and simultaneously search many other such information retrieval tools and improvise the fused results. This paper acquaints SSIR a tier-three Meta-Search Engine or a Meta-meta search tool. Upon receiving a query, SSIR passes the modified query to various Meta-Search Engines in parallel, collects and processes the results and passes it to the user like any other Meta-Search Engine. Currently it is hosted as a live prototype and various improvements are being added.