Web Search: On to "Sense-Making"
Google is suddenly on the tip of every investor's tongue. But things easily could have turned out otherwise. Eight years ago, two Stanford University computer-science students were trying to catch up with researchers at IBM (IBM ) in the race to create a new kind of Internet search engine. Instead of merely examining words in a document to see how closely they matched a query, the technology both teams were working on would factor in the Internet's rich topology of links. A document with 50 other pages linking to it would be considered more valuable than a similar document with only two incoming links.
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