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Re: faq suggestions

From: by way of Martin Duerst <eggen@crawley.sl.slb.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 17:24:47 -0400
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Hello Tex Texin, Francois Yergeau,

Many thanks for your prompt replies - the http://www.glreach.com/globstats/ 
is actually identical with the URL I quoted in my email ( URL 
http://global-reach.biz/globstats/).  The other two studies are very 
interesting if somewhat limited (ie old or only focussing on European 
languages).  The biggest on-line populations after English are now based in 
Asia etc.

If you have any other leads I'd be most grateful.  I've also run this 
question past the people at Google, but no reply so far (:-)

I tried specific searches in Google, but I am not sure how relevant the 
results are (# of pages):
AR   142,000
EN 9,200,000
ES 2,010,000
FR 2,540,000
PT 1,090,000
RU 1,800,000
ZH 1,480,000

if I allow any language, return is 364,000,000 to 469,000,000 pages - so 
the EN figure is much too low - maybe the way languages are detected is 
incomplete ...

(I used the languages we are mainly interested in, but Google can do more)

Best wishes, Bernd


At 21:07 18/09/2003, Tex Texin wrote:
>Not exactly, the same, but look at:
>
>http://www.glreach.com/globstats/
>
>
>Francois Yergeau wrote:
> >
> > Bernd Eggen wrote:
> > > Are there studies / data on what proportion of (all)
> > > web-documents are
> > > available in each language & evolution since the internet
> > > began & future projections ?
> >
> > Some of what you want can be found at:
> > http://funredes.org/LC/ (1996-2001)
> > http://babel.alis.com/palmares.html (1997)
> >
> > --
> > Fran輟is Yergeau
>
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