Sunday, August 28, 2005

Case-sensitive searches for common surnames

The guest on today's Relatively Speaking radio show hosted by Irene Johnson mentioned that AltaVista is better than Google when it comes to case-sensitive searches. Apparently Google ignores how you enter the search term. This is ideal for surnames that are also common words.

That's a great tip, but I don't know that I'll be able to put it to much use. Even if I were to filter out search matches for someone writing about a hall or burger, there are still too many HALLs and BURGERs out there.

I wonder how the THE family deals with Internet searches?

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