11 Vocabulary Words
- Books have indexes. The index has terms listed (most often alphabetically), with a page number or pointer to where the term is located in the book. This is a good way to understand indexes in generalâ€”they never lose this fundamental structure.
- A tag cloud is a list (or visual array) of terms with hyperlinks to the places the terms are used.
- An index has an alphabetically or numerically sorted list of terms or phrases with links to the information described by those terms.
- Some words, called stop words, are excluded by search engines like Google from their index (for example, “the,” “and,” “is”, etc.). The assumption is that these words are not essential and will not make a difference in the results you want.
- The Google index is known by other terms as well, including reverseindex, full-text index, inverted index, etc.
- Google has editorial policies that are run not by humans but automatically by computer algorithms. The algorithms do things like checking that your page isn’t on a list of pages that contain pirated information.
- The processing of following Web links is called spidering or crawling.
- Starting on any dot in a network diagram and following all its links, as long as the entire network is connected, will eventually lead you to every node. Similarly, if I started at any person connected to you through other people on a social network, I could get to you eventually. This type of connection is sometimes referred to as â€œsix degrees of separationâ€ phenomenon.
- The program Google uses to perform this function of crawling the Web is called a spider, a crawler or also a botâ€”it follows these links automatically.
- In computer jargon, a cache is a place where you store information temporarily. It is not the original that is stored, but a copy for temporary use.
- Google’s index is a reverse or full-text index. It includes all the words on a page and only the words on a page.
By now you should be pretty familiar with the vocab words of this module. So, you should be able to use them properly and creatively
- Read over the vocabulary words one more time
- Compose and type in a story that shows you really understand each of the words
- Be creative but be sure what you type shows you understand (not just can type) the words
- Use all the vocabulary words
- Type them exactly as they are typed above (same pluralization, capitalization, tense, etc.
- Use all the words
- Make sure you use the words in a way that really shows you understand them