Sunday, September 19, 2004

Intelligent search engines

There is some talk at the moment about intelligent, responsive search. Indeed, it would be highly advantageous to most of us, even those who would define themselves as a professional searcher. I mean, I've seen some people use Google & they don't have any real idea about using the correct search terms to produce the most accurate, desired results.

It's quite hit and miss even for those of us who have been doing it for years. Now, in the future things may become a lot easier with the help of the search engine itself. Google may one day, with the help of artificial intelligence be able to predict with good accuracy what we are actually looking for, be it something or some site in particular or a certain topic.

Some of this is already being done, but only to a certain level. For example, when you make a spelling mistake, Google can suggest something else. Since searching is a part of everyday Internet life, moving along with the times and using new technology is a must & it may not be that far ahead when we see this sort of thing devleop further.

It appears that Amazon has a search engine called A9 which could be interesting, it stores a list of previous searches that you have made and also can show some images in relation to your search. It looks good, I've only just tried it out but it could be of use. I thought it was nice that it knew who I was, due to cookies from Amazon, obviously.

Jeremy has recently posted about this, which I found interesting. In a time when it can be harder finding more specific material relating to some subjects, any development can only be a good thing.

Post ID: 510, posted by jase at 08:33 PM
Permalink | TrackBack ID: 483, (31) | Category: Internet | Google Search

Amazon gets some points in my book for using a psedo-geeky name like A9. I'll have to check this out.

Posted by: Suso Banderas at September 21, 2004 08:15 PM
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