[LINK] Are search-engines *still* juvenile?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Oct 15 13:00:40 AEDT 2018

[An amazing discovery:  search mechanisms need to recognise synonyms:
>Seeksy can therefore cope with synonyms for the same job - think  "governess" and "nanny" - that describe apply to the same job but are used only in different places or groups .

[Synonyms were a feature of all but the simplest of services long before Internet search-engines arrived c.1998.  Think Status and Stairs in the 1960s, and their successors.

[So has it really taken two decades of mucking around with dumb, brute-force approaches before someone re-discovered the previously well-known?]

SEEK quadruples click-through rate with user analytics
Matt Johnston
Oct 15 2018

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