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Re: WebPosition
From Brian Clifton on 18 November '98
replying to Re: WebPosition posted by Darryl

>I used my WP and pulled you up #11 for both WP search and manual search on Alta Vista. I used your three ( anti pornography software) keywords as a phrase.
>With Exicite everyday is different.
>

Hi Darryl

Thanks for your response. This is a tricky one. I have spent all after
noon compiling some results, and I would be interested in your
comments.

1] Direct on AV:

a) Anti Pornography Software (mixed case, not phrase) = 41
b) anti pornography software (lower case, not phrase) = 11
c) "anti pornography software" (lower case, phrase) = 1
d) "Anti Pornography Software" (mixed case, phrase) = 1

2] Using WebPosition with AV only:

a) Anti Pornography Software (mixed case, not phrase) > 100
b) anti pornography software (lower case, not phrase) > 300
c) "anti pornography software" (lower case, phrase) = 1
d) "Anti Pornography Software" (mixed case, phrase) = 1

In all cases the results are consistent (I have repeated them all
3 times). Each search was done alternatively i.e. 1a followed by 2a,
then 1b followed by 2b etc. There was no more than a couple of
minutes between each search. After 1d/2d, the whole process was
repeated (x3).

I am not complaining about the results - I realise SE's can be
unpredictable - but I would be interested in your/anyones comments.
I am using v1.20.7, is that the same as you?

Thanks in advance, Brian


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