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Solomon''s curse and search Bias

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:07:38 +0800
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I wanted to share a concern, as I know posts gets read and issued picked up
and addressed in time

I searched Google today for Solomon Curse, trying to find some references
to some historical cause and conditions in the first house of David - not
in relation to a specific race, but more in relation to the history of the
modern world
to see if anyone is following up the courses and recourses of history
https://www.iep.utm.edu/vico/


Well, I was shocked to see that the first page of results were all about a
book and its author, and nothing
about history came up at all.  I had to add additional words to create some
context to dig up some
historical references.

Just wanted to point out that I am very concerned about future generations
receiving a distorted
version of history by heavily commercially biased search results when
typing some search terms and
getting only/mostly the results from one entity, rather than a
representation of the plurality of meanings and contexts

Bias is a known problem in searches, however I was hoping that by now we
would have
some mechanisms to reduce this bias? Doesn't look like it.

I hope that schema.org could help that by creating metaschemas for
disambiguation
or other mechanism, such a representation of context which should include
at least
two perspectives: the domain a search term is present, and the
time/chronology (to show which came first)

 Just a sunday morning note before digging in more confusing knowledge from
search results

PDM

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