Stage 6- Revising the Research Paper

Okay, you're ready to write your research proposal. Here are some ideasto help with the task:

Our main goal is to improve the quality of web search engines.

22. Dissertation-style writing is not designed to be entertaining. Dissertationwriting should be clear and unambiguous. To do this well you should preparea list of key words that are important to your research and then your writingshould use this set of key words throughout. There is nothing so frustratingto a reader as a manuscript that keeps using alternate words to mean thesame thing. If you've decided that a key phrase for your research is "educationalworkshop", then do not try substituting other phrases like "in-serviceprogram", "learning workshop", "educational institute",or "educational program." Always stay with the same phrase -"educational workshop." It will be very clear to the reader exactlywhat you are referring to.

Automated search engines that rely onkeyword matching usually return too many low quality matches.

Second, Google utilizeslink to improve search results.

If you can keep these ideas in mind while you're thinking through yourresearch you stand an excellent chance of having your research projectturn out well.

We have built a large-scalesearch engine which addresses many of the problems of existing systems.

Also, it is interesting to note that metadata effortshave largely failed with web search engines, because any text on the pagewhich is not directly represented to the user is abused to manipulate searchengines.

Search engine technology has had to scale dramatically to keep up withthe growth of the web.


For a multi-word search, the situation is more complicated.

The goal of our system is to address many of the problems,both in quality and scalability, introduced by scaling search engine technologyto such extraordinary numbers.

Search Times Google is designed to be a scalable search engine.

Usage was important to us because we thinksome of the most interesting research will involve leveraging the vastamount of usage data that is available from modern web systems.

Anotherarea which requires much research is updates.

With the increasing number of users on theweb, and automated systems which query search engines, it is likely thattop search engines will handle hundreds of millions of queries per dayby the year 2000.

A Web search engine is a very rich environment for researchideas.

One of our main goals in designing Google was to set up an environmentwhere other researchers can come in quickly, process large chunks of theweb, and produce interesting results that would have been very difficultto produce otherwise.

Aside from the quality of search, Google is designed to scale.

Another goal we have is to set up a Spacelab-likeenvironment where researchers or even students can propose and do interestingexperiments on our large-scale web data.

Writing theses and dissertations: Learn how to write research papers

d. Deciding on where you will conduct the research isa major decision. If you are from another area of the country or a differentcountry there is often an expectation that you will return to your "home"to conduct the research. This may yield more meaningful results, but itwill also most likely create a situation whereby you are expected to fulfillother obligations while you are home. For many students the opportunityto conduct a research project away from home is an important one sincethey are able to better control many of the intervening variables thatthey can not control at home. Think carefully regarding your own situationbefore you make your decision.