search cancel – Search The Web For Facts

FacteryLabs.comGet facts, not links” is the way that this new site introduces itself to the world at large. What does it mean, and how accurate is that? It is quite accurate, if you ask me.


Using Factery Labs’ technology the one who is conducting a search will not get a series of links but rather a small description of what each link is all about. In this way, the user will save time by avoiding clicking on links that are completely irrelevant but that have a name which lends itself to confusions.

The company’s API is available for those who wish to explore such search technology and start implementing it. It works by taking a couple of links and a keyword that you supply, and then building descriptions based on the facts included therein. These are then delivered in either XML or JSON format.

In this way, you get a true overview of any topic of interest that goes beyond the most elemental facts that one categorically comes across when using every single other search portal currently available.

A service like this one can run on top of a search engine in order to boost the relevance and transcendence of results. And when it comes to sites like Digg, this can be used to give each and every story more substance. And the same applies to Twitter, of course. In Their Own Words

“Factery has developed FactRank technology to mine real-time feeds and web content for the purpose of providing simple, short answers to user queries. Factery was founded in April 2009 by Paul Pedersen and Sean Gaddis, building on their research and experience at Google, Powerset, eBay, & Skype.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It has the potential to turn search processes around, and make people demand something different when looking up information online.

Some Questions About

Which other uses could this be put to?


Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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