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Distributed Search (cont.)

 

Once the search is launched, the user will see a progress bar, which indicates how far the search has gone. Distributed searching typically takes a few seconds longer than just searching ETDEWEB, because the query is launching searches within all of these other sources, which then deliver their results to our search engine, which then has to sort them by relevance.