History of Yandex


The Yandex.ru search system was presented on September 23 at the Softool exhibition in Moscow. To demonstrate how it worked with a large mass of information, the Russian internet (or “Runet”) was indexed — then consisting of 5,000 sites containing about 4 Gb of text. People took turns on the demonstration computer, submitting questions and receiving answers. At that time, Yandex considered the morphology of the Russian language and the distance between words, and could rank documents.