A very lovely CELC lecturer posed TNL quite a challenge one day. It was out of desperation to cite correctly a newspaper article that she emailed her this question – what is the author’s name of a ST article titled “Values we value”, published some time this year.
Here is what TNL did. Keep in mind, the old girl works isolated in her own world of quirky logic and hyperboles.
TNL’s database of choice – Factiva.
In this case, TNL goes for the jugular. When she searches for an article, she only wants see 1 article. The correct one. Don’t want to waste time browsing. Maximum efficiency.
In this case, she tried this triple combo of :
- Date Range
Nope. That didn’t help.
Ok, then, scale it down to maybe Warp Factor 5, maintain efficiency, and feeling kinda “lucky” TNL applied the not-so-popular-but-cool “atleast5”.
Sort By Relevance. (Because we all know what Relevance does, don’t we?)
Check out Article #3. QED.
So, you see, the article title was incorrect in the first place. If you want to know why TNL took those steps, leave a comment here to ask her. She’ll blog about it.