[re-search] Questions for Google
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Hi Pascal, dear list,
Thanks a lot for sharing these really interesting and rare insights!
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> Von: re-search [mailto:re-search-bounces at listcultures.org] Im Auftrag von
> Bernhard Rieder
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014 12:30
> An: "Jürgens, Pascal"
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> Betreff: Re: [re-search] Questions for Google
> Hi Pascal,
> Thanks a lot for this! The more technical stuff was already mostly know
> through Cutts conference talks, but I was very interested to hear about
> monopoly and the future aspects.
> Thanks again and best wishes,
> On 21 Jan 2014, at 11:14 , Jürgens, Pascal <pascal.juergens at uni-mainz.de>
> > Dear all,
> > sorry for the high volume of messages, but going through your mails, I
> remembered one detail that is rather important:
> > Regarding the auto-complete function, the engineer insisted that it was
> "purely a popularity" metric. That meas that what appears in the
> autocomplete boxes is solely dependent on the terms that other users
> typed. There must be at least some minimal filtering for obscenity etc.
> > Following a high-profile court ruling in Germany, Google has been forced
> to exclude certain keywords from autocomplete suggestions. They did,
> however, stress that this would be too complex to do in a dynamic fashion
> and can only work with small sets of precisely defined keywords.
> > We did ask several questions about personalization; unfortunately, none
> of them could be answered (they couldn't say or didn't have the data).
> > All the best from Mainz,
> > Pascal
> > --
> > Pascal Jürgens M.A.
> > +496131/39-25638
> > Research Associate, Dept. of Communication U of Mainz, Germany
> > On 14 Jan 2014, at 00:39, Richard Graham <richardnvgraham at gmail.com>
> >> Dear Pascal,
> >> What a great opportunity, I hope it ends up being as valuable as it
> >> If it fits with your discussion could you ask about
> autocorrect/autosuggestion please? Particularly the process whereby
> Google decide certain queries (words, or phrases) should not be suggested.
> Its an area that fits with all three of the topics you raised above.
> terms of limiting slanderous autosuggestions relating to specific people.
> Personalisation: might a version of the filter bubble be working through
> autocomplete suggestions relating to previous search behaviours or
> geographical localisation? And media literacy in the way users, on the
> whole, have little understanding of why certain suggestions are being
> presented to them.
> >> Google have given small indications to some of the things which are
> excluded or removed from autosuggest in the past but in a vague and
> guarded way. I'd be very interested to hear more detail about the way in
> which Google feel the feature functions, who is responsible for its
> and the decisions and guidelines taken towards its continuing and future
> >> Hope its a productive meeting,
> >> Best,
> >> Richard Graham
> >> AHRC Doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities Exeter University
> >> @richardnvgraham
> >> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Jürgens, Pascal <pascal.juergens at uni-
> mainz.de> wrote:
> >> Dear list members,
> >> (sorry for the short notice)
> >> As part of a larger research project, I'll be meeting with several
> representatives including search engineers tomorrow.
> >> We'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and I wanted to hear if
> anyone of you has an issue that is particularly dear to your heart. If it
> I'd love to ask them about any of your questions.
> >> I don't yet know about NDAs, so I can't promise a full disclosure, but
> try my best!
> >> The main topics will be privacy, personalization and media literacy.
> >> Best regards from Mainz,
> >> Pascal
> >> --
> >> Pascal Jürgens M.A.
> >> Tel. +496131/39-25638
> >> Research Associate, Dept. of Communication U of Mainz, Germany
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