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Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, November 23, 2008
10 years ago2,046 views

google.com/search?hl=en&sa ...

Is this new? (bottom result)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I've never seen that onebox before (I only can see it by adding the &gl=us parameter)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's just an alternative format for the News Archive universal result.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> It's just an alternative format for the News Archive universal result.

That's true, in the sense that you can get to the same results by clicking the timeline button in the News Archive search.

But has the news archive search been broadened? It seems to now include wikipedia pages and a lot of other regular web pages, and it's very liberal in how it extracts dates from those pages.

When I do a timeline search for Uclue...
google.co.uk/archivesearch?hl= ...
...amusingly, our 2008 April Fools prank is listed as occurring in 1905 (the fictional date used for Albert Einstein's party in the prank). The 1905 date appears ONCE on the page, which also includes SEVENTEEN dates from 2008:
uclue.com/?xq=1673

Someone's algorithms need fine-tuning, I think.

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