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More and more frequently it seems that algorithms and other forms of technical cleverness prevail over common sense. Like when searching an encyclopædia for a word and the first search result isn’t the entry for that word but some other entry which probably contains the word of the search request more frequently. And once you reached that stage, you start wondering what exactly the difference between a match that’s 100.0% relevant (I dig the .0 in there!) and one that is 97.8% relevant is. Just saying…

Screenshot of German Wikipedia search results for 'Silber'

February 3, 2007, 18:57

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