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What is the Invisible Web?

What is the Invisible Web?

Traditional definition

  • "Invisible Web" is the term used to describe all of the information available on the World Wide Web that cannot be found by using general-purpose search engines. (Devine and Egger-Sider, 2001)

Cognitive definition

  • The Invisible Web represents resources that cannot be found because of searchers' limited research skills. (Devine and Egger-Sider, 2013)
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