And this is the only part that matter...
Posted Nov 29, 2011 21:51 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: It'll never match "a real search engine"
Parent article: Web Search By The People, For The People: YaCy 1.0
There is still much left to improve, with ranking being one.
This is the only part that matters. Sure, to create search engine you really need beefy hardware and it cost a pretty penny, but... it's only large for an individual. You need few millions of dollars to build datacenter comparable to Google - there are a lot of individuals and organizations which can afford that. But then you need to rank the results - and this where task becomes hard.
But client-side ranking provides benefits already: customization beyond what Google allows you to do in it's believe that it knows your interests better than you do (and in what language you prefer your content, solely based on your location).
Sure, but this an icing on the cake. Show me how and when you'll get the cake - then we'll have a meaningful discussion. Google sorts documents once and then uses millions of times (this simplification, of course: nowadays it alters the the existing ranking "on the fly" and does not rebuild the index each week like it did years ago, but these are minor details) - this makes the whole thing affordable. How do you plan to achieve that with client-side ranking is the question.
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