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Re: Perl Search Applicance

by Cody Pendant (Prior)
on Jun 22, 2002 at 04:06 UTC ( #176449=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Search Applicance

It's worth noting that the thing which makes Google so popular is it's result matching.

Their database isn't just "which pages contain which words at which URLs" that's easy -- ignoring size for a moment! -- but the good thing about Google is it cross-matches pages with links to them from somewhere else.

You might have a page without the word "health" in it at all. It might be full of "well-being" and "fitness" and medical words like "viability", but if a million people have linked to it with "here's a good health page", then a search for "health" will have your page at the top anyway. --

($_='jjjuuusssttt annootthheer pppeeerrrlll haaaccckkeer')=~y/a-z//s;print;

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