an eddy in the bitstream

Month: October 2007 (Page 1 of 2)

Target Market

More fun spam from Amazon’s usually accurate marketing machine. Quoted here verbatim:

We’ve noticed that customers who have purchased or rated “MySQL and Perl for the Web (Landmark)” by Paul DuBois have also purchased “Designer Dogs: Portraits and Profiles of Popular New Crossbreeds” by Caroline Coile.

If accurate, I don’t know what that says about the kind of people who buy MySQL/Perl books. Or dog books. I don’t own a dog. Perhaps relatedly, I no longer use MySQL either.

Perl and Search: Where Are We?

Perl has long been a handy language in the information retrieval world. It has been used to build everything from simple regexp-based search engines to powerful IR libraries.

This talk will focus on two of the most popular IR projects currently being used in the Perl development community: KinoSearch and Xapian. Examples of each will be given, as well as some pros and cons for each project.

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