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February 11, 2005, 10:16 pm
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narrow-down search results, but may infer emerging trends (through
finding 'semantic anomalies' in content) in any subject matter; through
processes of inferential scanning, environmental scanning, or
Information consultant Richard Thieme describes 'nodal points' as a
means of discerning 'semantic anomalies'.
The use of specific keywords can mimic 'nodal points' and may allow
a search-engine to become the closest thing to a 'crystal ball.'
I've developed a list of keywords which may infer emerging trends.
Can these keywords have 'marketable values' to search-engines?
Entering in the keyword 'trend toward' as part of a search-engine
query lists search-results; may infer content which signals growing
industry / professional developments, as well as the public zeitgeist.
In some cases, search results yield specialty websites that are
fee-only and even restricted access content. In many cases, content
that mentions the words 'trend toward' does not necessarily have
tangible values. (SEE LINKS).
I've also included current and recent dates in the search query
(example notation typed as "January, * 2005" or "February, *
2005" to infer up-to-date content) One simple example of a keyword is
Online content that mentions "trend toward" and "January, 2005" with
Online content that mentions "trend toward" and "February, 2005" with