Alta Vista

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Alta Vista definition

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A World-Wide Web site provided by Digital which features a very fast Web and Usenet search engine.
As of April 1996 its word index is 33GB in size. AltaVista is currently (June 1996) the largest Web index, with 30 million pages from 225,000 servers, and three million articles from 14,000 Usenet news groups. It is accessed over 12 million times per weekday.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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