Commit 059795a6 authored by Andrew Cohen's avatar Andrew Cohen
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questions: see https://bioimage.coe.drexel.edu or email andrew.r.cohen 'at' drexel.edu
<h1> prerequisites </h1>
the code here uses web search result counts from wikipedia, pubmed, reddit searches as the basis for a normalized (non-metric) distance measure among multisets of objects. support for google is not included here, as google result counts are (1) approximate and (2) generally involve a monetary payment for api access to search result counts.
the code here uses web search result counts from wikipedia, pubmed, reddit searches as the basis for a normalized (non-metric) distance measure among multisets of objects. support for google is included here, but is not considered reliable because (1) google result counts are approximate and (2) generally involve a monetary payment for api access to search result counts. the function Count/GetGoogleCount parses search result html directly to extract counts.
for wikipedia, search results are extracted from downloaded html. for pubmed and reddit results are obtained via RESTful api's that require user credential information as follows:
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