Friday, May 06, 2005

Google trying to patent news ranking by quality - Yahoo! News

Google trying to patent news ranking by quality - Yahoo! News: "Web search leader Google Inc. has applied for U.S. and international patents on technology to rank stories on its news site based on the quality of the news source, according to patent applications obtained by Reuters on Thursday.
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Industry watchers said that over time Google News has come to depend on more established news providers for its content.
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As Web logs and other commentary sites proliferate, postings from some have received prominent play within search result pages and on online news-gathering sites. Sometimes, such postings have carried biased or inaccurate claims."

Multifaceted sign of the times (quality/accuracy count and Patents R Us)
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