TheMadScientist - 5:47 pm on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
They are saying the algo was already "accurate" so how will improving it help the people that were hit hard?
Uh, maybe by putting them back in the results?
And, it is accurate ... They're working with something like a TRILLION pages. That's 1,000,000,000,000 Pages. Even just the index is huge. Do a search for your favorite key phrase and check how many results there are. That's how many pages they have to sort through for only that query to determine results for. The top 10 of a 1,000,000 page results set requires an incredible degree of accuracy to get a single 'correct' result for, let alone 7, 8, or 10.