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Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

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Karen Sparck Jones

Karen Sparck Jones in 2002. She created a system that allowed people to search for data using words instead of code, establishing the basis of search engines.

Credit:Computer Laboratory/University of Cambridge

When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead.

From The New York Times
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