Infobright Rough Query: Aproximating Query Results
by Alex Popescu.
Interesting post about Infobright’s “rough queries” that return a range of data, which can be mined with more specific queries.
Makes me wonder about the potential for “rough” merging that creates sets of similar subjects, which are themselves subject (sorry) to further refinement. Depends on the amount of resources you want to spend on the merging process.
One level could be that you get the equivalent of a current typical search engine result. Most of it maybe relevant to something, maybe even your query, but who wants to slog through > 10,000 “hits.”
The next level could be far greater refinement that gets you down to relevant “hits” in the 1,000 range. With a following level of 100 “hits.”
The last level could be an editorial piece with transcluded information from a variety of sources and links to more information. Definitely an editorial product.
Price goes up as the amount of noise goes down.