27 August 2006

Calculating Yahoo-signs

we've established a
Yahoo-betical order
for the commonest million words

(but immediately loosened this a bit
by re-arranging the elastics)

so when we contemplate
a web community
we can 'light up'
every such word that's been
posted to that community

and light up, too
all the word-pairs, triples, etc

and by the time we get to
sentence-length sequences

most 'stars' we light
will be sentences that occur
nowhere else
than on that community's sites

and the elastics
linking words to phrases
to sentences
to paragraphs
to webpages

should draw all those
into a cluster
that defines that community's