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Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at WESLEYAN.EDU
Tue Mar 21 07:05:57 CST 2006

On 21 Mar 2006 at 5:59, Faunaplan at AOL.COM wrote:
> Did you notice that Google already has something like a "names server"?
> E.g., when you go to the English and search for "Carabus
> arcensis", they  will return "Did you mean Carabus arvensis ?".
> Well, the latter name is used by many beetle enthusiasts .... BUT: it's not
> the Code compliant spelling....

Actually, that's just their error correcting suggestion, which
frequently comes up on any search when one of the words is rarely used
compared to a slightly different one.  If you just search on "arcensis"
there are 667 entries, whereas there are almost 1.9 million for
"arvensis".  Of course, c is right next to v on the keyboard, so maybe
that is how the system works.

Karl Magnacca, USGS-BRD, 808-985-6076
PO Box 11, Hawaii Natl. Park, HI 96718
"When you're looking for something that doesn't exist,
it makes you crazier the closer you get to it." -R. Ebert

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