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Launched 2000
Closed 2005



Developer Mauldin, Dr. Michael L. and his team at Carnegie Mellon University Center for Machine Translation



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Topic Multimedia Search



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Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»Lycos MultiMedia Search provides users with a fully integrated results page with all multimedia files -- simply enter a keyword or phrase to obtain results automatically categorized into pictures, movies, streams and sounds. For example, a search on "Star Trek" will return Star Trek image thumbnails, downloadable video, streaming video and a variety of audio format files, all logically grouped on the first search results page. By providing fully integrated results, Lycos MultiMedia Search is easier to use than other multimedia search engines that force users to jump to multiple pages in order to view results in different multimedia formats. As an option, MultiMedia users can further target their searches by choosing to display results from just one media category. « Source




Name

»The name Lycos comes from Lycosidae, the scientific name for the "wolf spider". Wolf spiders are excellent hunters that catch their prey by running after it instead of catching it in a web. They are named "wolf" spiders because people once mistakenly thought that they hunted in packs.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycos
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

FAST LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST MULTIMEDIA SEARCH SERVICE URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20001205205000/http://www.fast.no/fast.php3?d=press&l=0&c=press.php3&id=64
FAST Multimedia Search URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20011218051558/http://www.fastsearch.com/products/internet/mmsearch.asp




Created: 2019-10-14