schachter's hypothesis

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Schachter's Hypothesis definition

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The observation that "Given two unrelated technical terms, an Internet search engine will retrieve only résumés". This was first formulated by Joshua Eli Schachter ( in about 1998, while poring over the uniformly irrelevant pages that resulted from a search he'd run on "+Perl +MAPI" in Altavista.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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