I’ve been reading The Invisible Web by Chris Sherman and Gary Price to learn about the history of the deep web and federated search. The book was published in 2001. I’ll review it another time; today I want to challenge you with some trivia questions inspired by content from the book.
See how many questions you can answer. Leave your answers in the comments. No prizes, no glory, no fame, just fun. If you don’t want to spoil your fun, don’t look at the comments until you answer as many questions as you can.
Note that many of the terms I’m quizzing you about are not in common use today; that’s a big part of the trivia factor.
Here are the questions:
- What is the Opaque Web?
- What is the Private Web?
- What is a focused crawler?
- What is a false drop?
- Who coined the term “hypertext” in 1965? (I actually met the person.)
- What is a controlled vocabulary?
- What was particularly interesting about the Zapper metasearch engine?
- What is a web ring?
- In 1945, Vannevar Bush published an essay in The Atlantic Monthly, As We May Think. In that essay he proposed the “memex.” What is the memex and what is its relevance to search?
- What is Dr. Eugene Garfield most well known for in relation to federated search?
How many can you answer? If I get a good response to this quiz I’ll post more in the future.