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I was just searching for information about a particular nutritional supplement, but the answer box and most of the first page results pertained to a different supplement. This other supplement is sometimes used for similar purposes, but it's derived from a different herb that grows in a different part of the world. It's NOT a synonym.
[edited by: justpassing at 8:55 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2018]
Well, it is a synonym
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This other supplement is sometimes used for similar purposes
Hmm ... I don't know how you can say that, since you don't know what supplement I searched for.
You can use quotes around words, in the search query.
synonyms of homonymsThat's understandable when you consider how many people are talking to smartphones instead of typing into computers--and how many more are using voice-recognition on machines that actually have a keyboard. It implies that all queries are fed into a single global let's-figure-out-what-they-meant filter, instead of going through different filters depending on whether your starting point was a written word or a spoken one--which the search engine may actually not know.
Not to forget that even if hundreds, thousands of even millions search results are bad, how much does it represent over the billions of searches?
Well the machine hasn't learned much, and what it has learned is mostly wrong. It has caused the quality of Google's search results to get much worse.
it's going to filter out or deprioritise all of the exceptional and interesting websites before they even get seen, because they don't check the standard boxes
Actually, Google's algo does the opposite. It includes all the exceptional and interesting websites that don't check the standard SEO boxes.