deadlock Message Board
[ October Full List | Post A Reply ]

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

here's Lycos

stella 607551
STELLA 607551

>>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.




Your Reply

*Your name:
*Message subject:
Home page title:
Home page URL:
Email:
(if you'd like to receive automatic replies by email)