More – Search Minus the Keywords

  • March 26, 2008

Clueray.comEven though Google tends to be the current be all and end all when it comes to search, there are still competitors attempting to eke out a little web corner. Clueray is one search engine forging the way to better search.

Instead of focusing on keywords, which can be hit or miss, Clueray goes beyond the keyword. Clueray, like so many new search engines, has taken the semantic route to search. They’ve patented their technique as IntentMatch technology, which clusters search results based on document intent. That is to say, Clueray uses a combination of keywords plus intent of document—learning, exploring, interactive, etc—to provide a more targeted search. This sort of recommendation search engine lets users fine tune their search to find what they really what versus thousands of pages that have nothing to do with the topic of choice. Clueray is currently in the first phase of public beta and is free to try out.

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More – Metasearch Engine

  • July 8, 2007

Clusty.comWhen was the last time you went to the third or fourth page of the search results? Clusty offers a new way to search the web. Clusty queries several top search engines, combines the results, and generates an ordered list based on comparative ranking.

This “metasearch” approach helps raise the best results to the top and push search engine spam to the bottom. But what really makes Clusty different is what happens after you search. Instead of delivering millions of search results in one long list, this search engine groups similar results together into clusters. Clusters help you see your search results by topic so you can find exactly what you’re looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items. Rather than scrolling through page after page, the clusters help you find results you may have missed or that were buried deep in the ranked list.

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