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RE: More On the Semantic Web (or: is RDF any good?)

From: Matt Jensen <mattj@newsblip.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 15:22:58 -0500 (EST)
To: Gordon Joly <gordo@dircon.co.uk>
cc: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>, Craig Pugsley <craig.pugsley@mimesweeper.com>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "'semantic-web@w3.org'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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No, I haven't proved it, but others have, with regard to requested URLs.

Scroll down in footnote [1] until you see the section titled "Zipf's law
in Web Access Statistics."  There are 18 academic papers cited. Probably
the most popular non-academic page describing this is Jakob Nielsen's
page, "Zipf Curves and Website Popularity", at

-Matt Jensen

On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Gordon Joly wrote:

> > [1] http://linkage.rockefeller.edu/wli/zipf/
> Have you proved that the described by Zipf's law? With which
> parameters?  Links? Pages? Pageviews?
> Gordo.
> -- 
> Gordon Joly       http://www.pobox.com/~gordo/
> gordo@dircon.co.uk       gordon.joly@pobox.com
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