Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Google News Strange Behavior

Last night I was up till about 2 AM watching the English Premier League Game between Totenham Hotspurs and Aston Villa. Spurs have had a horrendous start to the season, so I slept off when it became 1-3 thinking it was a done deal.
Then today through a news report on TV i got to know Spurs had actually drawn level at 4-4. Now i wanted more of this news. Fired up my browser went to Google News India and searched for "totenham", href="http://news.google.co.in/news?hl=en&ned=in&ie=UTF-8&q=totenham&btnG=Search">here here is the result page I got. Strange part was it had only one result a Sky Sports news report. This was a pretty strange, had everyone in UK slept off not written anything about spurs Liverpoolish achievements?? Obviously not, Next I searched for "totenham villa", and here is the result page i got, with all the results I wanted.
Isnt it a little strange that when i include more terms i actually get more results, shouldn't more terms mean narrower results.
I am not a search expert but something has to explain this.

1 comment :

Puru Govind said...

Just a thought:
Consider you have a universal set {1,2} . Number of subsets: 2^2 = 4.

Now suppose you have universal set: {2}. No of its subsets = 2.

May be this explains the weirdness Google is showcasing :D