Saturday, September 02, 2006

Clustering Technology

Take a look at this search engine: http://vivisimo.com/ founded in June 2000 by Carnegie Mellon University research computer scientists.

From the company website:
Instead of returning just the first ten results of umpteen thousand on the search results page, we organize search results by using creative visualization techniques to give you the big picture for a faster, but more thorough, exploration of search results. Simple, yet powerful controls put you in command of your own search experience. In one quick glance, you can see the entire range of search results organized for easy drill-down and navigation. You can quickly weed out irrelevant information and uncover relationships that you would never have found by using a traditional search engine.

Typing in your own name somewhat gives you a view of how your professional life is categorized.

5 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, Blogger chris said...

Great site. I remember Webbrain offers the same visual display of search results.

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Julie Lora-Ruiz said...

Hi, Dr. Zieger-

Your blog looks very fluid and extremely organized. I hope to have one like that one day soon...

I will check out this site (Carnegie-Mellon) sounds really terrific.

Regards,

Julie
(your grad student - Maria Julie Lora-Ruiz

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger pespejo427 said...

I've used vivisimo on and off for many years now. I like the way it groups things so you don't have to check out every link they give you.

Have you tried kartoo.com yet? That is an interesting search engine.


Patty (one of your grad students)

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Roxana Caivano said...

Since searching my own name only brought 5 results, I typed in yours and saw how things were categorized. I like it a lot. I can already see it will be helpful while doing research and typing in general terms - you can then find the group you are interested in. I always like to try new search engines.

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Laura Zieger said...

Kartoo is an interesting site. The downside is that it doesn't get many good hits. When I try webbrain, it shows no results when I search for me. I don't exist! :(

Thanks for the kind words, Julie!

 

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