Re: structured metadata using A

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Thu, 15 May 1997 01:45:00 -0500


Message-Id: <199705150548.BAA14181@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Doug Sheppard <sirilyan@dlcwest.com>, wlkngowl@unix.asb.com,
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 01:45:00 -0500
Subject: Re: structured metadata using A

Doug Sheppard <sirilyan@dlcwest.com> writes:

> > Hits that are infrequently followed in response to a particular search
> > should be moved down the list. That might also clean up the problem of
> > hundreds of copies of the same document or documents in the same set.
> > All but the most important of the hits would drop to the bottom of the
> > list.
> 
> All but the least-viewed documents, which is not the same as "most
> important".  If the 50th hit for a certain keyword set is the one that
> the user is looking for, but the first ten hits are all bogus, the
> clickthroughs on the first ten hits will still register with the
> engine.  This might create a feedback loop where the user, knowing that
[..]

Annotation by users would presumably allow bogus sites to be flagged. 
(Keeping users from purposely bombing an engine with innaccurate 
annotations is another issue, though.)

Rob