Google Scholar

Jack Feldman, the faculty advisor for the College Libertarians at Georgia Tech, just emailed me about Google Scholar, a new search engine for academic literature.

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

I long for the day when all academic journals make their content available for free, online, and google-searchable. If subcription income is a big issue, journals could delay releasing online content for months or years, as JSTOR currently does. Just so long as their older archives are available, that's fine with me. And surely there's some way to price discriminate between casual users and professional institutions, as is the case with many commercial software packages.

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wanted: bloggle. it searches

wanted: bloggle. it searches blogs, with a newest first option.
now if we only knew someone who worked for google....

When Google asked me what I

When Google asked me what I wanted to do for them, that was item #2 on my list of project proposals. Basically, replicate technorati, but faster and better, with google news-style clustering. We'll see what happens...

Anyone know what algorithm

Anyone know what algorithm Google uses for its clustering? I'm surprised sometimes at what it considers related, and how it'll sometimes put articles on exactly the same topic into different clusters. I suppose an incremental algorithm could do that if it were sensitive to insertion order.

I've been working on document clustering based on frequent itemsets for RSS feeds. I've had some decent success so far, but making the sets disjoint takes a *lot* of CPU.