Google's new PigeonRank technology

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PigeonRank's success relies primarily on the superior trainability of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) and its unique capacity to recognize objects regardless of spatial orientation. The common gray pigeon can easily distinguish among items displaying only the minutest differences, an ability that enables it to select relevant web sites from among thousands of similar pages.

By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.

When a search query is submitted to Google, it is routed to a data coop where monitors flash result pages at blazing speeds. When a relevant result is observed by one of the pigeons in the cluster, it strikes a rubber-coated steel bar with its beak, which assigns the page a PigeonRank value of one. For each peck, the PigeonRank increases. Those pages receiving the most pecks, are returned at the top of the user's results page with the other results displayed in pecking order.



Learn all about this new technology here:

http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
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Where do they put all the Guano?!?!

heheh, that was funny BiggieWebmaster
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The great white bat makes great white guano!

SHE-KAKA!!!
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that's not real...is it?
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What is not real about it?
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The interesting thing, is that they invest a lot of money in training the pigeons to make them more productive. Basically, they setup a lot of response-stimuli experiments as a performance measure. Rumor is, they are now breeding their best pigeons for 'natural selection', and have actually found certain breeds of pigeons respond better depending on search categories.

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