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Re: [ontolog-forum] What words mean

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From: paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 12:01:09 +0700
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John and all

The web may be large and complex, but it is definitely *not* random

can we agree on 'chaotic'  instead, which is my interpretation of what 'random' was intended to purport in the context of this discussion



in any sense; almost every page on the web can be compacted by a
large fraction; and the entire web contains an enormous amount of
duplication that would permit great compaction if anybody wanted
to spend the time and money to do so.

To demonstrate that point, download a typical web page and try
compacting it using any compression program on your computer
(ZIP, although not great, is usually available).

If you're using Windows, you can also open any zipped directory,
use the details view, and note the percentage compression of each
file.  A text file is typically compressed to less than a third of
its original size, but diagrams are usually compressed much less
because most of them have already been compressed.


Paola Di Maio
School of IT

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