AltaVista Search Engine Overview and Information

Altavista Search Engine Description

Altavista.com Search Engine Information

AltaVista offers a fast, comprehensive search service, performing 50 million search queries each day in over 25 languages. Their highly targeted topical search indexes deliver one of the most powerful search resources on the Web, allowing users to get very specific with their query along topical lines. They also have locally-optimized, translated search sites in 20 countries.

AV also offers news search, shopping search and multimedia search. AltaVista opened in December 1995. It was owned by Digital, then run by Compaq (which purchased Digital in 1998), then spun off into a separate company which is now controlled by CMGI.

AltaVista Search Technology

Our search technology has consistently been a performance leader since it was pioneered as the first full-text search service in the world. Through constant innovation, AltaVista has been awarded the most search-related patents of any company. And through a persistent focus on search excellence, AltaVista is revolutionizing how users find the most relevant information on the Web. By selling our search software, AltaVista provides customized search solutions to some of the world's largest information users, including Amazon, Borders, Daimler-Chrysler, Siemens and many others.

Internet Search

AltaVista offers the world's fastest, most comprehensive search service, performing millions of search queries each day in over 25 languages. Our highly targeted topical search indexes deliver one of the most powerful search resources on the Web, allowing users to get very specific with their query along topical lines. We also have locally-optimized, translated search sites in 20 countries.

Enterprise Search Software

We offer AltaVista search software to more than 1,200 companies companies including Amazon.com, Borders.com, Buy.com, The FBI, NASA, Daimler Chrysler, and Siemens, to name a few. AltaVista Search Software is the most scalable and flexible in the world, designed for the most demanding and sophisticated Web environments. With global language support and proven performance, it is customizable to meet the specific needs of business, government, education, and research communities.

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