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Dewey Decimal Web Search Protocol

From: Scott Roberts <scott@heelspurs.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 10:32:33 -0500
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I have a suggestion for how seperate the wheat from chaff during internet
searches.  Web page designers can simply say the word "Dewey" or "LOC" once
on their page and follow it with the appropriate Dewey decimal system and/or
Library of Congress card catalog number.  The Dewey system is international,
but many people would complain about its age, so the Library of Congress
card catalog system could be used at the same time.  Search engines would be
used to search for the exact phrase (Dewey and/or LOC numbers). Using both
would provide a sort of "triangulation" on a subject.  Combine this with the
techniques already being used.  Search engines can improve the technique by
allowing for searches of a range of Dewey or LOC numbers and selecting only
one Dewey or LOC number for pages that try to use more than one Dewey or LOC
number. Sex sites could also volunteer (or be required) to have Dewey and
LOC numbers to help the filtering programs.  To get it started, computer
magazines or search engines would need to publicize the idea. A link on the
"add URL" pages on search engines discussing this and listing Dewey and LOC
categories and the appropriate numbers would be good.
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