As you may recall from the How to catch a spy entry, PARC has developed a technology that can automatically infer what are the relevant words to a particular topic.
It was announced earlier today that Ms Sotomayor had been nominated for an appointment to the US Supreme Court. I thought it would be interesting to run a regular scan of the web chatter to find out what are the words that web-tizens consider relevant to Ms Sotomayor.
Notes, Technical and Otherwise
This is based on results from three of the most popular search engines - Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. As a technology geek, it is interesting to see how different engines deal with the same data corpus from the internet.
Before going into the actual results, it is also worth noting that since this is literally day one of the web chatter, there is likely to be some divergence on the results. I would speculate that the results would converge over time, but we shall find out!
Finally, if you are interested in finding out more about the result details or the inference engine, please let me know at "yfjuan (at) parc (dot) com"
Results (top 20 terms ranked in the order of relevance with the most relevant on top)