Tuesday, February 09, 2016

[tsaedzbc] List of famous people

  • Political / military leaders, especially of powerful countries and organizations
  • Wealthy people
  • Successful people in sports, arts, and entertainment, prize winners, Hall of Fame
  • Other major prize winners (e.g., Nobel, Pulitzer)
  • Famous criminals

Original motivation was to create a list of "anonymous names", names someone could take which would be difficult for an adversary to search because they would be overshadowed by the more famous person with the same name.

Another technique is to use a list of very common names.

Will smarter search engines become able to distinguish among such cases?

  • Fictional people
  • Place names
  • Corporations, brands, product names
  • Chemicals, scientific terms

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