Threads for probinso

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    build discovery engines instead of search. Search minimizes diversity of result, discovery maximizes diversity under similarity constraints. This is a much more interesting problem, what similarity and diversity constraints are appropriate.

    as an example of the limitations of search, searching for a document by typing the whole thing will give you that same document. Discovery engines would likely not be short queries, but entire documents.

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      Do you have an example of such an engine?

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        e.g. pubmed recommends related articles.

        I haven’t seen anything net-wide, tho.

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          I would say that, although problematic, the recomendation system for youtube is an example of a Discovery Engine.