Categories Uncategorized Avrim Blum Google-Hacked? Post author By Daniel Tunkelang Post date October 1, 2008 5 Comments on Avrim Blum Google-Hacked? Maybe it’s just an accident, but I was surprised to see that the top search result on Google for Avrim Blum is not Avrim’s page, but rather John Langford‘s: No idea whether this a prank or just an accident. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related By Daniel Tunkelang High-Class Consultant. View Archive → ← Workshop on Empirical Hypothesis Spaces → Relevance and Blog Traffic 5 replies on “Avrim Blum Google-Hacked?” Circumstantial evidence in favor of the prank theory? http://15359.blogspot.com/2008/09/who-is-adam.html LikeLike Avrim tells me this has happened before, but he doesn’t know whether it’s a prank either! I notice that Yahoo (where John is a researcher) doesn’t make the same mistake. More circumstantial evidence? LikeLike This looks like a parsing (or deeper logical) bug on Google’s part, who report the title of the page as “Blum, Avrim” despite neither the link nor the cache including those terms? That’s not the title of the page to which it links. LikeLike http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:IW2qfUrEPz4J:www.cs.cmu.edu/~jcl/+avrim+blum: These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: avrim blum LikeLike More evidence for a bug ? These pages identified by Google as linking to jcl’s page seem to be missing any link to it. http://www.google.com/search?q=link%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cs.cmu.edu%2F%7Ejcl LikeLike Comments are closed.