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Need help with a program that compares search hits on search engines

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

Hello everyone,

I really need help with an assignment that compares search hits on search engines for a number of input strings, say "Hello" and "Bye". The program should somehow generate search hits from two different search engines, say altavista and google. And then return the search hits for the input strings above (for example, 440 000 from google and 500 000 from altavista on "Hello" and the same with "Bye") .

I'm only supposed to use .NET system classes. So I am a little lost and could really use some help. Thanks a lot in advance!

View PostNoob99, on 24 September 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

Hello everyone,

I really need help with an assignment that compares search hits on search engines for a number of input strings, say "Hello" and "Bye". The program should somehow generate search hits from two different search engines, say altavista and google. And then return the search hits for the input strings above (for example, 440 000 from google and 500 000 from altavista on "Hello" and the same with "Bye") .

I'm only supposed to use .NET system classes. So I am a little lost and could really use some help. Thanks a lot in advance!



To clarify, I don't understand how I can get the search hits from these search engines using only .NET system classes. And also, is it possible to solve this with a console application?

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Re: Need help with a program that compares search hits on search engines

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

See the Google search API.

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I really need help with an assignment that compares search hits on search engines

Also, I don't mean to be rude, but this isn't an assignment for people who have never written code before. It sounds like you haven't done much coding yourself. I'm curious as to what sort of class you are in?
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Re: Need help with a program that compares search hits on search engines

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

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Can I use this with only the .NET system library?
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Re: Need help with a program that compares search hits on search engines

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

Yes. The Google API describes how to access and return data.
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