TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR RETRIEVING THE HIDDEN INFORMATION OF INVISIBLE WEB

Hardeep Singh

Abstract


Search engines have become an important part of our daily routine. We are so much addicted to search engines, such as Google, that we cannot think of spending even a single day without them. It is a common misconception that googling a search term will reveal each and every site of the web. The fact, however, is that the typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction; estimated at 0.03%; of the Internet. The information resources found by such typical general-purpose search engines are referred to as the “visible web” or “surface web”. The term “invisible” represents those resources that, because of their exclusion by general-purpose search engines, are not so easily found. Invisible web is a vast hidden storehouse of information that cannot be overlooked. The paper explores the importance of unfathomable information buried inside invisible web in our everyday lives. The paper also elucidates the tools and techniques used to fetch information from invisible web in different fields. Links of various web pages, that form invisible web, are mentioned along with their purpose.

Keywords


Invisible Web, Surface Web, BrightPlanet, Tor Browser, Digital Libraries

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i8.4833

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