The Entropy of Search Logs and Personalization with Backoff

Does it matter that Google knows about a trillion Web Addresses? Is it important that a new search engine Cuil has 120 Billion pages indexed, according to them, “three times more than any other search engine”? The more pages that are known about by a search engine, the more difficult it might be to provide … Read more The Entropy of Search Logs and Personalization with Backoff

How Using Query Categories Can Help Searchers, Writers, and Search Engines

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What kind of Impact might Query Categories Have on Search You search for “Foo Fighters,” and the search engine takes your query and starts searching its databases to identify results. It might look through a video database, to see if there are any good videos to show you. It may dig through a News database … Read more How Using Query Categories Can Help Searchers, Writers, and Search Engines