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  Sonntag, 2. September 2007

Greg Linden: HITS, PageRank, and keeping it simple

Reviews a recent Microsoft Research paper suggesting that a combination of BM25F and in-degree for ranking outperforms both [create HITS] and naive PageRank while being easier & consequently faster to compute. Scott Aaronson: What Google Won't Find

Easily the most enlightening piece on quantum computation I've ever read (albeit I have to admit that I haven't read many).

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Lov Grover: Quantum Mechanics helps in searching for a needle in a haystack — How to search N entries in O(sqrt(N)) time.Mahalo must be the most useless "search engine" ever - at least in its current state: Not a single one of the queries I tried (and they certainly weren't outlandish, "USA", "Austria" &c. being amongst them) brought genuine Mahalo results ...

Hint to all involved: The variant that actually works goes by the name of Wikipedia. Sadly you won't be able to slap ads onto that one.

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