Friday, April 18, 2008

GoogleBot starts on the deep web

Jayant Madhavan and Alon Halevy have the post on the Official Google Blog, "Crawling through HTML forms", announcing that the crawler will start submitting queries in forms in order to pull data out of databases that otherwise would not be visible.

Please see also my March 2007 posts, "The end of federated search?" and "Google and the deep web", which discuss several papers out of Google (that Jayant and Alon authored) that appear to describe Google's thoughts on what to do about the deep web.

1 comment:

Ted said...

Please let us know when they start doing the same for Flash.