SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Tilde for synonym search in Google
[Sigia-l] Tilde for synonym search in Google
Google now allows the use of the tilde sign (~) before a search term to
expand the search to include synonyms of the term. They give the example
of searching for '~food ~facts' to also find information on nutrition
As I understand it this should EXPAND a search, thus retrieving more
hits. Has anyone used it, and does anyone see the logic behind a search
for '~odor' retrieving LESS hits than a search for 'odor'?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sigia-l-admin_at_asis.org [mailto:sigia-l-admin_at_asis.org]
> On Behalf Of michel.milano
> Sent: Thursday, 2 September 2004 3:43 AM
> To: SIGIA-L
> Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] challenging [cheese]
> not to be critical,
> but in the interest of this particular topic thread and with respect
> to the inviolable hilarity of pythonalia,
> i could not let this stand quite as it was:
> the sketch is such that after beginning, and after the customer has
> been guessing for some time,
> the shop owner *attempts to offer* some cheesy comestible suggestions
> - but the customer insists
> that he is keen to guess, and continues to inquire. the customer
> never asks the proprietor to
> offer a suggestion.
> cheese guess follows cheese guess, all without satisfaction.
> when the shop owner finally admits that he is deliberately wasting
> the customer's time,
> the customer shoots him.
> draw what analogous conclusions you may.
> (episode 33, season 3)
> by the way, the skit was written with a theasurus only. check roget's
> entry for 'cheese.'
> >At 20:48 -0700 30/08/2004, Dwayne King wrote:
> >I don't know if there are any Monty Python fans out there, but when
> >I read this post I was immediately reminded of one of the Flying
> >Circus skits. A guy walks into a cheese shop and asks for a couple
> >of different cheeses, for each one that he asks the response is
> >always that they're out of that kind of cheese for one reason or
> >another. So the guy eventually asks the shop keep to pick one out
> >for him. The response is that they have too many kinds for the shop
> >owner to pick it out and that the client should just let him know
> >what he wants. This is followed by an agonizing list of cheeses
> >that, of course, they are all out of. While I'm sure the senior
> >person on your team is well intentioned, I personally would become
> >quite frustrated if I went through the process of selecting a
> >product only to be told that I can't have it. If I tried twice I'd
> >become irritated. Three times, I'd be down right angry.
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