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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Nagging the cause vs. Nagging the effect
Date Sat, 07 Feb 2004 01:19:26 GMT

On 6 Feb 2004, at 14:33, Leo Simons wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> You are using an "altavista" approach of heuristical pattern 
>> matching,  I want to use a more Google-like approach of making human 
>> inferencing  emerge out of implicit topological properties of a 
>> graph.
>> I have a pretty strong opinion on why the first much inferior 
>> compared  to the second (as google showed rather evidently, but 
>> that's just the  tip of the iceberg)
> totally agree! But altavista came around before google, and was the 
> best we had at the time (coupled with the human labor of and 
> similar). Until we figure out the "topological properties" of the gump 
> graph, the "brute force" approach is better than may save 
> us some "human laboring" ;)

Oh, but look: researching this is (at least in part) my day job now :-)


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