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Yahoo! Birth of a New Machine

Liebe Liste,
chinesischen Reissaecken zum Trotz, moechte ich diese
Meldung nachschieben:

"... Ever since Yahoo's acquisition of Inktomi nearly a year ago,
speculation has focused on when the company would replace its Google
powered search results with those from the Inktomi index.

In a surprising move, Yahoo isn't replacing Google with Inktomi. Rather,
the company has developed a brand new search engine, drawing on the
lessons learned from what the company calls the "critical mass" of search
engineering talent that it has brought together through hiring and
acquisitions, as well as investment in infrastructure and product quality.

What's Being Indexed?
The Yahoo Search index is capturing the full text of web pages, up to a
500K limit. This is greater than the 101K maximum indexed by Google. A
broad range of file types, including HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Office
documents is also included in the mix.

How big is Yahoo's index? They aren't saying, despite Google's
announcement yesterday that it has expanded its index to nearly 4.3
billion documents (6 billion, if you count images and newsgroup postings,
as Google does).

Interestingly, in almost all of my tests with random queries, Yahoo
reports more results found than Google. Does this mean that Yahoo's index
is bigger? Perhaps -- but reported results are estimates, not exact

[Quelle: http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3314171]

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