Am I Kafka's K_ or Lewis Carroll's Alice?
July 13, 2009 10:45 PM Subscribe
Search engine and research geeks: please help. Google gives me four or five hundred hits for the quoted phrase "the literature is ambiguous.". For the phrase "the literature is unambiguous", we get 40X more results (@22,000). Chalk it up to academic hubris? But then the first phrase yields twenty or so good pages, while the second: only three pages before it realizes it is falling into the pit of redundancy. To complicate matters, trying to winnow the search by limiting it with the caveat: site:edu gives the first phrase 18K sites, where "site:edu" tacked on to the second phrase comes up with a "sorry, no documents found" response. Ideas, anyone?
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