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

Jeremy Zawodny Jeremy
Mon Aug 15 12:02:37 PDT 2005


If by "nice" you mean "limited" or "flawed" then I agree. :-)

Jeremy

Luis Villa wrote:
> 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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