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Re: Solomon''s curse and search Bias

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 15:05:39 -0600
Message-ID: <CAChbWaP9x7zBWrdMDxkau78yiMavD5yvcSnFduUGPuWhnxuqAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>
Cc: ontolog-forum <ontolog-forum@googlegroups.com>, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-aikr@w3.org
Hi Paola,

You'll need to guide Google, or any search engine a bit more.
PageRank is based on popularity in general (less linking = less popular)
"Solomon Curse" is a very popular book, and so you'll get many hits for
that in results.

What you are looking for is how to interpre

Try hinting that your looking for academic resources on a particular
subject by searching
"king solomon's curse" site:.edu

Also you can search books (and in any language or time period with other
options)
https://books.google.com/advanced_book_search?q=%22solomon%27s+curse%22&tbas=0&biw=1908&bih=958&dpr=1&hl=en

The other thing to note is that "solomon's curse" is of biblical nature,
and not so much "history" as defined by some academics.  I take no
liberties here that I know anything about religion or history :) :)
But since it seems to be of biblical nature, where the oldest texts
mentioning "solomon's curse" are that of religious importance, then you
might have to adjust your searching patterns or assumptions and
expectations.

All the best !  Good luck in your search !
Remember however...you can always CALL professors around the world (and
leave a message if they don't answer) and ask them about that subject.  You
don't HAVE to use the web. :-)

Thad
https://www.linkedin.com/in/thadguidry/


On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 9:11 PM Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> 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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