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Google News Archive Search September 7, 2006

Posted by rajAT in google.
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Google has launched an outstanding new service called News Archive Search

News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. Users can search for events, people, ideas and see how they have been described over time. In addition to searching for the most relevant articles for their query, users can get an historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically created timeline. Search results include both content that is accessible to all users and content that requires a fee. Articles related to a single story within a given time period are grouped together to allow users to see a broad perspective on the events.

Features of News archive search

* Search diverse sources from one place

* Browse timelines of events and stories related to specific queries

* Identify key time periods relevant to persons/events/ideas

* Discover a variety of viewpoints across time

How are articles ranked?
News archive search aims to rank results such that the articles/events that would be of interest to users exploring history appear first. We take into account the full text of each article, the publication in which the article appears, how often the underlying event has been referred to or described, in what manner and by whom.

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