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Re: I accidentally started getting more hits-Blew My Mind
From jwj on 11 Oct '01
replying to Re: I accidentally started getting more hits-Blew My Mind posted by crash

>They are not intelligent, sentient and they do not *guess* what
>you want -

All a search engine does is GUESS what you want. They just guess
differently. They are not nearly as presumptuous as humans but
they are presumptuous in their own way.

On the SEARCHING end, a person can force case sensitivity
*sometimes*...

Altivista returned the following:

Stella We found 401,800 results
"Stella" (in quotes) We found 401,800 results
"stella" (in quotes) We found 318,999 results
stella We found 401,800 results

When you *force* the lowercase "s", you get narrower results.

But google treated all of the above search terms the same.




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