Early ADS WOTY nominations posted

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Dec 19 21:56:55 UTC 2007

I wrote:

> Ron is apparently searching for terms first seen by Google in the past week
> (an advanced search option), but is not putting quotation marks around
> phrases, so that figure for "tourism suicide" is actually the number of pages
> that happen to have both the words "tourism" and "suicide":
> http://www.google.com/search?q=tourism+suicide&as_qdr=w
> A search on either "tourism suicide" or "suicide tourism" with quotation
> marks will return 0 hits on pages indexed by Google in the past week:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22tourism+suicide%22&as_qdr=w
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22suicide+tourism%22&as_qdr=w

Hmm, now that I check again, I get 0 for "tourism suicide" but 3 for "suicide
tourism" using those searches.

--Ben Zimmer

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