Monday, November 01, 2004

There are way too many stop words on Feedster.

There are waaaaaaaaaaaay too many stop words on Feedster. Wonder? 

> Done? Unfortunately? I could understand articles and some
> prepositions, and perhaps forms of "to be" but anything else just
> kills Feedster's usefulness to me. Here's why:
>
> I do lexical research for the dictionaries I write. Part of that
> involves looking for examples of terms in the wild. This, by
> necessity, depends upon exact phrase searching. I've resigned myself
> to the fact that most search engines suck, that Google indexes only a
> small fraction of weblogs, and that some words are destined to be stop
> words. (The only full-text resource I know of which has no stop words
> is Factiva.) Feedster and other blog indexers take care of some of
> Google's shortcomings, I use a variety of search engines to make sure
> I get a better sample of what can reasonably be called "the web" (as
> opposed to non-web resources which have a web interface but are not
> indexable or searchable except through their usually crappy interfaces).
>
> But because of Feedster's stop words, I also have to go to Blogdigger,
> or PubSub, or Technorati. Each of these, like Feedster, come up short
> in some way. If Feedster could cut the stop words to about 12, if it
> would do real phrase searching every time (even if it means
> wildcarding stop words, but otherwise retaining the phrase intact, if
> it would actually allow me to see all pages of results, I might be
> able to skip the other blog indexers.
>
> Thanks, in any case.
>
> Grant Barrett


Hi Grant,

Wow. What an intelligent email. Thank you. I've taken the liberty of
forwarding it in full to our indexer guru and he and I will be
discussing it later today.

Scott

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Investors were eager to own a stake in a company that many say could grow as dramatically as Google and is based in a country itself undergoing explosive growth.

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Underwriting has both subjective and objective elements, making definitive evaluation of a bank's performance difficult. In this case, demand for the IPO was evidently outsized, but so were the unknowns for the company.

"We don't know the potential impact of censorship in China, or how quickly the internet will grow there," said David Menlow, president of IPOfinancial.com. Had the IPO been priced higher and then fallen in the first day of trading, investors could have sued.

Baidu.com chairman and chief executive Robin Li, speaking on CNBC, said he was not upset by the potential lost proceeds of the IPO because the company had only sold a small portion of itself, and had significantly more growth ahead.

But University of Florida Professor Jay Ritter, an IPO expert, said Baidu.com left money on the table by introducing the shares at a level well below where they ended hours later.


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