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

Luis Villa luis.villa
Mon Aug 15 12:07:33 PDT 2005


On 8/15/05, Jeremy Zawodny <Jeremy at zawodny.com> wrote:
> If by "nice" you mean "limited" or "flawed" then I agree. :-)

I mean 'as nice a hack as I can think of, given the obvious lack of
access to the database.' You have a better proposal that can be run
externally?

Luis

> 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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