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Aggregated Vertical Search

Abstract

Commercial information access providers increasingly incorporate content from a large number of specialized services created for particular information-seeking tasks. For example, an aggregated Web search page may include results from image databases and news collections in addition to the traditional Web search results; a news provider may dynamically arrange related articles, photos, comments, or videos on a given article page. These auxiliary services, known as verticals, include search engines that focus on a particular domain (e.g., news, travel, sports), search engines that focus on a particular type of media (e.g., images, video, audio), and APIs to highly targeted information (e.g., weather forecasts, ...

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