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May 06, 2005

Google Attempts to Patent News Quality Rankings

Web search leader Google Inc. has applied for U.S. and international patents on technology to rank stories on its news site based on the quality of the news source, according to patent applications obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

According to that patent application, factors determining such rankings would include: the amount of important coverage produced by an identified news source; a human opinion of that source; network traffic to the source; circulation statistics; staff size; breadth of coverage; and the number of bureaus the news source operates.

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Interesting ... what about reader evaluations and information uniqueness?

Posted by Blogorithm at May 6, 2005 12:05 PM


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