Friday, November 28, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google
LG Electronics Streamlines Structure, Names New Presidents of Home and Mobile Segments
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
ETRI Develops 10Gbps Internet Speeds Technology
New Asus Strix 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Released
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Powerse...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Powerset Search Tool Could Challenge Google


Powerset on Sunday unveiled tools for searching Wikipedia that use conversational phrasing instead of keywords, marking the first step of its challenge to established Web search services such as Google.

Powerset, which can be found at www.powerset.com/, looks beyond words to try to understand conceptual relationships that get closer to what a user may be searching for. It analyzes each sentence and whole documents to do so.

Powerset's technology breaks down the meaning of words and sentences into related concepts, freeing users from always needing to type the exact words they want to find.

The Silicon Valley start-up is offering a way of searching millions of entries in Wikipedia's online encyclopedia, helping users find detailed answers to questions rather than isolated links that require further research.

"Instead of being limited to keywords, Powerset allows users to enter keywords, phrases, or questions", wrote Powerset at its blog. "Instead of just showing a list of blue links, Powerset gives you more accurate search results, often answering questions directly, and aggregates information from across multiple articles."

Powerset is looking to leapfrog the current generation of services that rely on keyword searches such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Ask.com.

While the new search tool is still a far cry from letting users search the World Wide Web, Powerset is using Wikipedia as a trial showcase for how its technology can be used to search a vast number of other websites using natural language phrases or questions.

Powerset plans eventually to make money selling advertising alongside its search services.

Although it is likely to take years for Powerset to be able to search the Web on the scale Google now does using statistical ranking techniques, the tool might become an actual "Google-killer" if a company like Microsoft incorporated it into their search technologies. But this would require Microsoft to move towards the aqcuisition of Powerset.Recently, Microsoft backed off a $44 billion bid for Yahoo to create a formidable rival to Google in Web search and online advertising.


Previous
Next
Creative Announces First USB 2.0 Sound Blaster X-FI sound card        All News        HP In Talks to Buy EDS to Compete With IBM
WorldWide Telescope Brings Space Exploration to Earth     General Computing News      HP In Talks to Buy EDS to Compete With IBM

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google
Europe Wants Right-to-be Forgotten to Go Globally
Europe To Ask Google Unlink Its Commercial And Search Services
Google Contributor Lets You Pay And And See No Ads In Your Favorite Sites
Google To Use Digital Billboard in Times Square
Google To Help Users Find Mobile-friendly Pages
Researchers Advance Image Recognition Technology
Google Increases Nobel Prize in Computing
Google Brings Fiber Plan to Businesses in Kansas City
European Antitrust Chief Says Google Probe Is Complicated
Google Adds Games to Chromecast
Google and LG Enter Cross-Licensing Agreement

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .