The Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group
CUCUG Announces the Ultimate
Amiga WWW Search Tool
912 Stratford Dr.
Champaign, IL 61821
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 1996 - The Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group (CUCUG)
announced today the debut of its new Amiga Internet searching tool
dubbed "Agnes" available in conjunction with its popular "Amiga Web
Directory" World Wide Web site at http://www.cucug.org/amiga.html.
Agnes allows users to search for over one thousand Amiga-oriented
Web sites and more using flexible keyword matching.
According to CUCUG, one of the many major improvements over other Web
searching utilities is that the description data contained CUCUG's
database of Web sites is written by humans, not just sampled from the
first few lines of the site's text. This reduces the number of false
"hits" and increases the accuracy of searching according to Kevin
Hisel, CUCUG's Amiga webmaster. Search results are also much easier to
understand and displayed more quickly than other search tools.
From one page, Amiga WWW surfers can call on Agnes to:
- Search for more than 1,000 Amiga Web sites using data which is far
more accurate than "crawler" type search tools. Sites are
regularly checked and updated meaning less "404 Not Found" errors
and new sites are added daily.
- Search CUCUG's full-text database of Amiga News including press
releases, product announcements, news items, show reports and
other Amiga developments.
- Search the entire, full-text archives of all Amiga Report Magazine
issues released since January of 1995.
- Search the full-text archives of Amiga Product Reviews posted in
the comp.sys.amiga.reviews Usenet news group. More than 400
product reviews are housed in CUCUG's huge archive.
- Search all issues of CUCUG's own Status Register user-group
newsletter which contains news, computer hints and tips, how-tos
and information about CUCUG.
- As a last resort, there is an option to query all of the above
areas in one massive search operation. Users should allow extra
time for this monster search to complete.
"We've put together the world's most effective Web search mechanism
for Amiga fans. If it's Amiga and it's on the Web, we're pretty
confident that Agnes can find it," Hisel said, referring to the
all-encompassing capabilities of the new service.
The URL for CUCUG's Agnes search tool is http://www.cucug.org/agnes.html.
CUCUG, The Amiga Web Directory, Agnes and the Agnes character are all
service marks of the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group. Amiga is
a registered trademark of Visual Information Services Corporation
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