Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Google Operating System: How Google Desktop Ranks Search Results

Interesting 

A patent application recently filed by Google ("Temporal ranking scheme for desktop searching") gives some idea about how Google Desktop indexes and ranks files. The main criteria for ranking files is how likely a file will be accessed in the future. To estimate this value, Google Desktop tries to find different hints about the importance of a file.

Source: Google Operating System: How Google Desktop Ranks Search Results

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