Issue No. 03 - March (2005 vol. 38)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2005.103
As PC hard drives get bigger and new information sources become available, users willhave much more data of different types, including multimedia, on their computers. This makesit increasingly difficult to find documents, e-mail messages, spreadsheets, audio clips, and other files. Current desktop-based search capabilities, such as those in Windows, are inadequate to meet this challenge. <p>In response, major Web search providers and other companies are offering engines for searching PC hard drives. This requires new search approaches because desktop-based documents are generally structured differently than those on the Web.</p>
B. Cole, "Search Engines Tackle the Desktop," in Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 14-17, 2005.