Archive for the 'Search' Category

Natural Language Search Engine Optimization

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

This is a tip for search engine optimizers of the future, a future in which Powerset, or a similar system, grabs a major piece of the search market. Powerset has language understanding capabilities well below those of a human. In particular it deals much better with sentences constructed in what might be referred to as […]

Is there an uncanny valley for natural language search?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

There is a hypothesis pertaining to robotics and computer generated, human-like characters called the Uncanny Valley. It states that as robots become more and more human-like, the comfort of humans interacting with them takes a sharp dip before it rises again towards fully human interaction. In Fernando Pereira’s latest take on Powerset, he eludes to […]

The big secret is out

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Looks like we are out to out-Google Google.

For all the Prolog kids

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Anyone………..? Anyway, gotapi.com now has Prolog docs, thanks to me.

Eh, Google, where's the search?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I just realized what’s missing from the Google Reader interface….Search! Why can’t I search inside all my subscriptions just like I can do with emails in Gmail? Come on, I’ve seen all the BigTable magic you Googlers have access to. I know you can do this.

Artificial Artificial Intelligence at ChaCha

Friday, September 29th, 2006

ChaCha is a new search engine that will connect you to a personal search assistant (a human!) to help you with your query. Matthias decided to test it out with a challenging query: Status: Looking for a guide … Status: Connected to guide: SomeGuide SomeGuide: Hi there. I will be helping with your search. SomeGuide: […]