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Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products on The Future of Search
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Msg#: 3742642 posted 11:53 am on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Marissa Mayer, [googleblog.blogspot.com]VP, Search Products on The Future of Search
We’re all familiar with 80-20 problems, where the last 20% of the solution is 80% of the work. Search is a 90-10 problem. Today, we have a 90% solution: I could answer all of my unanswered Saturday questions, not ideally or easily, but I could get it done with today’s search tool. (If you’re curious, the answers are below.) However, that remaining 10% of the problem really represents 90% (in fact, more than 90%) of the work. Coming up with elegant, fitting and relevant solutions to meet the challenges of mobility, modes, media, personalization, location, socialization, and language will take decades. Search is a science that will develop and advance over hundreds of years.

 

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Msg#: 3742642 posted 5:09 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

that remaining 10% of the problem really represents 90% (in fact, more than 90%) of the work

Then she clearly got it wrong - they only got 10% done then (if that), so it may well be 90-10 problem, only the other way around and the way they present it makes it look like as if they solved 90% of the problem. Stalin would have been proud of such stats usage.

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Msg#: 3742642 posted 5:39 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Haven't they? It's fairly uncommon that I can't find what I want in Google. The one in 10 is probably a reasonable estimate. For the other one in 10 searches where they fail, well, that's what forums are for - live responses from humans :).

I'm curious if they see more problems refining their last 10% of if they see the SEO bad guys from taking over their current 90% - which one is a bigger issue for them.

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Msg#: 3742642 posted 7:26 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

One far-fetched idea: how about a wearable device that does searches in the background based on the words it picks up from conversations, and then flashes relevant facts?

Somehow I don't think that even Google's data centers could handle constant searching from every human on the planet.

So what's our straightforward definition of the ideal search engine? Your best friend with instant access to all the world’s facts and a photographic memory of everything you’ve seen and know.

Most people tend to dislike the know-it-alls and don't usually pick them as their BFF. I liked the Ask Jeeves symbolism better. That was a search engine that knew its place.

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Msg#: 3742642 posted 11:41 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Lord Majestic,

Statistics are like bikinis, what they reveal is interesting but what they hide is critical. ;-)

-Commerce

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Msg#: 3742642 posted 11:54 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

One far-fetched idea: how about a wearable device that does searches in the background based on the words it picks up from conversations, and then flashes relevant facts?
Somehow I don't think that even Google's data centers could handle constant searching from every human on the planet.

What do you need data centers for? Just sit Cliff Clavin (from Cheers) in front of a monitor. All the words could be flashed across a monitor, and he could just start speaking about them. Throw in a decent speech-to-text program, and you'll all set!

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