Has anyone else read the book 'Utopia' by Lincoln Child? (NOT the classic that's required in many english/literature classes)
It's about the "perfect" amusement park, built inside a HUGE dome in Utah. They use a lot of futuristic holographic and robotic technology, including this Artificial Intelligence network. I'll stop so as not to give anything away. It's a very interesting book, and is closely integrated with the amusement park, including a park map in the inside cover.
Michael Darling said:
Because the search script bytes.
And I don't think he searched either, because I searched and see three obvious matches.
So if I'm understanding your blog entry correctly, Jeff, the new method for searching that you tried is actually grabbing words from posts and sticking each non-junk (meaningful) word into a row in the SQL DB? I shudder at the thought of how big that table will get and how quickly...
That's a really nifty way to build a search function, though. I'm interested to see what you make of it.
*** Edited 12/31/2004 8:39:16 AM UTC by Michael Darling***
I thought that some parts of the book were very detailed about aspects of the amusement park. I think that the author really did his research. But for every correct aspect about amusement parks, there was at least one or more completely off the wall ideas. I imagined this park to fit in well with the disney chain. I thought that the only downside of the book was that it wasn't longer. *** Edited 12/31/2004 6:42:35 PM UTC by CoasterMatt***
The problem with it is that it just blindly indexes without regards to anything but the frequency of a word. No weight is given to whether or not it appears in the topic title or first post, the number of replies, etc., all of which make the word more relevant.
With two-thirds of the CB forums indexed (about 4 million words), searching happens in less than a half-second.
I've still got some threading and lost HttpContext issues to work out though, so realistically it won't see CoasterBuzz in production for a few months.
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