[FoRK] nice hack to attempt to verify yahoo archive size claim

Luis Villa luis.villa
Mon Aug 15 11:39:11 PDT 2005


A few weeks ago, Yahoo claimed that they were indexing twice as many
pages as google, which would be pretty cool if true. These guys:

http://vburton.ncsa.uiuc.edu/indexsize.html

were skeptical, and ran a neat test to find out- take ispell, run
searches for random pairs of words, and see if yahoo reported twice as
many results as google. Interesting results (suggesting that google
still probably has a lot more pages indexed.)

Luis (mostly just thinking it is a nifty hack to test the claim)



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