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Monday, March 30, 2009

Google Enlarges Its Search Results "Snippets" for Some Searches

Google has announced that it will increase the length of
its search result "snippets" (abstracts) for more
complex searches.

Why is this change useful for researchers? When you enter
a longer query with more than three words, regular-length
snippets may not give you enough information nor provide
a meaningful context. Now, Google will increase the number
of lines in the snippet to provide more information and
show more of the words you typed in the context of the page.

For example, a search for "hearing impaired disability
employment rights Australia" now retrieves this four line
'snippet' that includes all of our search terms. A significant
term, hearing impaired, appears only in the last line, which
may have been omitted in the earlier Google results model.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Website
Following Australia 's ratification of the Convention on 18 July, ...
National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy : We have
continued to .... to oversee a project examining human rights issues
for hearing impaired and deaf
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