Saturday, September 20, 2008

Human Categorization

Human Categorization

Human Categorization, as the name suggests, is categorization of websites by human

beings. Search Engine employees categorize different websites into regional listings.

Websites that are more relevant to a specific country are listed in that edition of the

Search Engine. Hence, for a French edition a search would mainly list documents from

France. This eliminates the problem mentioned above. The only caveat being that the

whole process is manual.

Directories such as Yahoo, LookSmart, and Open Directory make use of this process.