Webometric research with the Bing Search API 2.0

Publication year: 2012 Source: Journal of Informetrics, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 44-52 Mike Thelwall, Pardeep Sud In May 2011 the Bing Search API 2.0 had become the only major international web search engine data source available for automatic offline processing for webometric research. This article describes its key features, contrasting them with previous web search data sources, and discussing implications for webometric research. Overall, it seems that large-scale quantitative web research is possible with the Bing Search API 2.0, including query splitting, but that legal issues require the redesign of webometric software to ensure that all results obtained from Bing are displayed directly to the user.

Publication year: 2012 Source: Journal of Informetrics, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 44-52 Mike Thelwall, Pardeep Sud In May 2011 the Bing Search API 2.0 had become the only major international web search engine data source available for automatic offline processing for webometric research. This article describes its key features, contrasting them with previous web search data sources, and discussing implications for webometric research. Overall, it seems that large-scale quantitative web research is possible with the Bing Search API 2.0, including query splitting, but that legal issues require the redesign of webometric software to ensure that all results obtained from Bing are displayed directly to the user.

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Webometric research with the Bing Search API 2.0