Google Books: Another Shortcoming

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 30 20:44:21 UTC 2008

At 1/30/2008 10:00 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Experience teaches that Google Books will not always indicate the
>presence of a word or phrase if it appears in a book labeled
>"Snippet view" or "Limited preview."

Do you mean that it may produce false negatives?  Are these due to
those parts of the book not revealed by limited view, such as pages
it says are not accessible?  Can this happen with Snippet View as
well as Limited Preview?


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