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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 3, January 20, 2008, Article 23

GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS TIMELINE VIEW

An old colleague of mine works on the Google interface,
and here’s one of the formats they’re experimenting with.
It's a timeline view of search results.  For example, here's
a search on Impressionists, ordered chronologically:
Time Line Search

I played with it a bit and discovered that it works for
general search strings as well, and this could help numismatic
researchers sort through the muck of too many search results.
Just add "view:timeline" to your search query.  I tried a
"specie panic view:timeline" search - here are the results:
Full Story

The results came back in neat chronological order beginning
in the 1830's.  One item the search uncovered was an account
of the panic of 1837 from the perspective of the Mormons in
Kirtland, OH.  However, the date the system picked up on wasn't
1837 but February 19, 1880.  So there are lots of kinks to be
worked out before this tool is ready for prime time, it can still
be a useful way to filter and organize results in ways not
otherwise available.
Full Story

I'd be interested to hear what others things of this
experimental service.  There is also a Map View to order
search results geographically with an accompanying map display.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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