Sunday, March 26, 2006

Compare & Contrast

CenSEARCHip, a very cool tool from the Indiana University School of Informatics allows you to compare the results returned by different countries' versions of the major search engines. It presently works with the web search and image search functions of four national versions of Google and Yahoo!- the United States, China, France, and Germany. Note that you don't get the actual results page, just a list of the terms appearing on the pages of the top results. (details here)

I found use of the image search to be simpler and more informative. For example, try searching Tiananmen on the image search for Google China and US. Hmmmm....

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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