ronald.rousseau at KH.KHBO.BE
Sun Jan 7 10:08:23 EST 2001
For those who happen to use Google for informetric/cybermetric purposes, I have
a strange feature to report.
If you place OR between a word and a phrase then Google gives you the same (and
hence wrong) result as when you had put AND (or nothing) between this word and
An example: a search for eurozone OR "euro zone" gives 2580 hits.
a search for eurozone AND "euro zone" gives also 2580 hits
(and note that AND is not necessary in Google)
further: a search for eurozone gives 14500 hits
and a search for "euro zone" gives 35300 hits.
Consequently: eurozone OR "euro zone" should have given 47220 hits
(namely 14500 + 35300 - 2580).
I have reported this to Google, so let's see what they will answer.
By the way: in Google you need double quotes for phrases. A search for
'euro zone' yields exactly the same result as a search for euro AND zone,
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