On 17/02/2008, Ian Woollard <ian.woollard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 17/02/2008, Thomas Dalton
can't do that, I think significant is a subjective metric here.
Significance is always subjective. How about we come up with evidence
that gives us a rough number and then we can decide if it's
significant or not?
Google and other search engines usually give you a stick in the ground
but without being completely binding.
I can't think of a search term that is going to reveal the extent of a
certain opinion within the Muslim community. For a start, the more
extreme a view is, the more people are going to talk about it, so you
are naturally going to find disproportionately more cases of the
extreme view in a search than the less extreme view. It's possible to
compensate for that, but I have no idea what kind of modifier to use.