> I've tried playing with the query parameters, but without luck;
> does anyone knows a way to search for such a generic surname
> and get a _short_ list with the best X (lets say that X is 20 or
> another configurable parameter) matches?
After a few test I figured out, that
gives 34 results.
I'm not sure if there could be a algorithm that could predict
such search phrases. Because if you try 'long', you will exceed
the limit of 500. And you only have
But, I guess, if you have enough bandwidth, you can write a small
script, that will brute force all combinations of 4 letters and
will test the response from the search engine for the amount of
You only have to try 26^4 = 456976 times ;-)
And by the way, each day the imdb is increasing ... so there
will be a jitter in the search results.