Re: structured metadata using A

Rob (
Thu, 15 May 1997 01:45:00 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: Doug Sheppard <>,,
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 01:45:00 -0500
Subject: Re: structured metadata using A

Doug Sheppard <> 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.)