Monday, May 12, 2008

Checking out Powerset

I am not sure how they programmed this search engine to search for meaning/context. I am just testing it out now but I will try to share my thoughts on it later. If anyone out there has tried it already, let me know what you think.

I am a little wary of things that claim to search or figure out the "meaning" of a person's searches. How did they do that? How can you search context?
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Powerset Demo Video
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4 comments:

Mark Johnson said...

try it yourself

Mark Johnson said...

oops sorry for the post, i was just trying to log in! i was saying: try it out yourself. you don't need to type in a natural language query to get all of the features of powerset. just try a regular topical query about some famous person and look at the Factz section; or try going to one of our enhanced wikipedia pages and seeing the articles summaries available in "show factz"

Anna M. said...

oh, that's ok Mark Johnson. I am testing it out and reading your post on it. http://deliberateambiguity.typepad.com/blog/2008/05/powerset-crosse.html definitely getting some insight into what Powerset is about. I hope you don't mind if I link to your blog on a later post. Thanks.

Jen said...

Maybe I'm dumb. But didn't Wikipedia already have a search function?