Google begins searching printed books


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In the words of Google, "It turns out that not all the world's information is already on the Internet". To address this, Google have started to index extracts from books - often including the cover blurbs, which are a readily available approximate summary of the contents.

The books included in this initial batch number about 7000, and include both fiction and non-fiction books. See what shows up for windmill or watermill. Some of the books it shows up are expected, such as Devices and Desires by PD James, others are a surprise, such as The Complete War of the Worlds relating the furore this 1938 radio broadcast caused.

Update: It seems topical to relate that the extract from Lord Of the Rings is one including Sandyman, the Hobbiton miller. Tags: [books]
Item: #177, Posted: 17/12/03.


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