Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Marti Hearst: Why are you always No. 1?

I have nothing against Marti Hearst. I met with her once a few years back on the campus of UC Berkeley where she teaches in the School of Information Management Systems. And while this document is a good overview of text mining, I can't figure out why Google has ranked it as the No. 1 hit for the search "text mining" for at least the past two years.

2 comments:

Matthew Hurst said...

It is interesting to look at the results on other engines (Yahoo!, Alta Vista, Ask) where Wikipedia and Mark Sharp seem to win out. A search engine that could report back a number of different definitions and explain those differenes - now that would be a great illustration of text mining...

Bob said...

How interesting! I exactly thought the same. While this is a good paper it makes no sense to me how it could be ranked number one on Google. Perhaps Marti has some good friends at the big Goog.