metasearch engine

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metasearch engine

The search engine software that is used to search other search engines. See metasearch site.
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Meng, however, said: "The big difference between our technology and the ones pursued by other people is that most of the other technologies do the metasearching on top of a small number of general-purpose search engines, such as Yahoo, Google or MSN.
Access is also enabled for selected external collections that rely on metasearching.
Both the e-mail and favorite tool listing led me to explore other metasearching capabilities within the Web.
MetaCrawler and Dogpile are the Internet's two largest metasearch services, with more than 65 percent of all metasearching activity on the Internet taking place on the two Go2Net sites.
More than 65% of metasearching on the Internet takes place through MetaCrawler and Dogpile.
Combined, Go2Net's MetaCrawler and Dogpile account for more than 65% of the total metasearching activity that takes place on the Internet.