The Simple Computer Science Behind Search Engines

Ever wonder how Google searches the entire internet in a fraction of a second?

Jasmine Webb
May 1, 2019 · 4 min read
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In computer science, we’re always worrying about the n, the number of operations our code has to do for how much data we have.

One approach to searching is to just go through everything in order: look at every word on a page…