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Re^3: RFC: How to Write a Great Thread

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Mar 05, 2009 at 20:16 UTC ( #748650=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: RFC: How to Write a Great Thread
in thread RFC: How to Write a Great Thread

++, got me thinking. Searching with a "context" is a good idea.....but how to define context from a word in random phrases? "apple of my eye", "apple tree", "Apple Computers", "road apple", etc. :-)

Google is probably working on it now.

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Re^4: RFC: How to Write a Great Thread
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 06, 2009 at 15:31 UTC

    Actually, I'm pretty sure Google already does that, in a way. If you're logged in to one of Google's systems (like Gmail), it knows what you've searched for before, and uses those data to compute your search results, so that if you've done lots of searches on computers and such, computer results get a higher weight. IIRC they do some weighting based on location as well.

    Incidentally, I would really, really like to know more about how Google's algorithms work. I'm pretty sure those methods being known would be a great boon to research in those areas of computer science.

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