• Web Crawler – CS101 – Udacity
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    Web Crawler – CS101 – Udacity

    [Sebastian Thrun] So what’s your take on how to build a search engine, you’ve build one before, right? [Sergey Brin – Co-Founder, Google] Yes. I think the most important thing if you’re going to build a search engine is to have a really good corpus to start out with. In our case we used the world wide web, which at time was certainly smaller than it is today. But it was also very new and exciting. There were all sorts of unexpected things there. [David Evans] So the goal for the first three units for the course is to build that corpus. And we want to build the corpus for…

  • Web Search: Crash Course AI #17
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    Web Search: Crash Course AI #17

    Hi, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI! There used to be a time when a group of friends at dinner could ask a question like “is a hot dog a sandwich?” and it would turn into a basic shouting match with lots of gesturing and hypothetical examples. But now, we have access to a LOT of human knowledge in the palm of our hands… so our friends can look up memes and dictionary definitions and pictures of sandwiches to prove that none of them have a connected bun like hot dogs (disappointed). Search engines are a huge part of modern life. They help us access information, find directions…

  • The World Wide Web: Crash Course Computer Science #30
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    The World Wide Web: Crash Course Computer Science #30

    Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science. Over the past two episodes, we’ve delved into the wires, signals, switches, packets, routers and protocols that make up the internet. Today we’re going to move up yet another level of abstraction and talk about the World Wide Web.This is not the same thing as the Internet, even though people often use the two terms interchangeably in everyday language. The World Wide Web runs on top of the internet, in the same way that Skype, Minecraft or Instagram do. The Internet is the underlying plumbing that conveys the data for all these different applications. And The World Wide Web is…