The first search engine ‘Archie’ was created by Alan Emtage in the year 1990. He was a student at McGill University in Montreal. The original intent of the name was “archives”, but it was shortened to Archie. This search engine helped to solve the data scatter problem by combining a script-based data gatherer with a regular expression matcher for retrieving file names matching a user query. Essentially Archie became a database of web filenames which it would match with the user’s queries.

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