Google suggest

13 Dec 2004 - 4:25am
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Narey, Kevin
2004

http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en

Is this the Google version of the ms 'paperclip' or is it genuinely
predictive text?
Technically very interesting in an 'under the bonnet/hood etc' way. The
relevance is very useful.

Kevin

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13 Dec 2004 - 4:39am
Stewart Dean
2004

Oh - that's a tougie.

>From a function point of view it works well - jumps around a bit but that's
expected. The number of results is a nice touch. But from an experience
point of view I'm not sure. It looks and feels llike a tool for those who
have used google for a while and not for those starting off. I can see the
techies out there loving it (but then they tend to be functionality hungry
as compared to the average use).

If they keep it as a seperate thing I see no problems.

Stew Dean

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>Is this the Google version of the ms 'paperclip' or is it genuinely
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>Technically very interesting in an 'under the bonnet/hood etc' way. The
>relevance is very useful.
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>Kevin
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13 Dec 2004 - 11:58am
David Texidor
2004

On Monday Dec 12, Kevin Narey wrote:
>http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en
>
>Is this the Google version of the ms 'paperclip' or is it genuinely
>predictive text?
>Technically very interesting in an 'under the bonnet/hood etc' way. The
>relevance is very useful.
>
>Kevin

At first I didn't really see any 'relevance' to this. I mean, at first
glance, who cares how many results are listed if they are still not what
a user is looking for...but I can see how it might be useful to see what
search keyword options are out there, or what words align with what you
may be looking for.

What if Google takes it one step further and can list what search terms
you looked for in addition to other terms that might match what you are
typing.

Ex. You remember visiting a site about a month ago and it started with
'alak...' the suggestions in the dropdown might help get to what you're
looking for faster.

-dave

13 Dec 2004 - 11:58pm
boese
2004

Oh, it's so much fun! Just ask any literary type. Just start typing
any famous quotation and see how many words it takes for Google to
guess the quotation.

I did

three little maids from school are we
the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la!
pick any Beatles lyric

and my personal favorite... just start typing any line from an Emily
Dickinson poem.

I heard a fly buzz when I died
A narrow fellow in the grass
Tell all the truth but tell it slant
I taste a liquor never brewed
My life had stood a loaded gun

too much fun, I'm telling you!
Chris

>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>Oh - that's a tougie.
>
>From a function point of view it works well - jumps around a bit but that's
>expected. The number of results is a nice touch. But from an
>experience point of view I'm not sure. It looks and feels llike a
>tool for those who have used google for a while and not for those
>starting off. I can see the techies out there loving it (but then
>they tend to be functionality hungry as compared to the average use).
>
>If they keep it as a seperate thing I see no problems.
>
>Stew Dean
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