Category Archives: Search

Semager – German Semantic Search Engine

Semager is a freely available semantic search engine out of Würzburg. The UI is a little lack-luster, for starters. But more importantly, I’m not convinced of the results–at least not based on the searches I tried. A search for “usability,”

Semager – German Semantic Search Engine

Semager is a freely available semantic search engine out of Würzburg. The UI is a little lack-luster, for starters. But more importantly, I’m not convinced of the results–at least not based on the searches I tried. A search for “usability,”

BrowseRank

Microsoft Research just published a paper revealing a new type of web search ranking: BrowseRank: Letting Web Users Vote for Page Importance. This was a paper for the SIGIR (Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) conference, which took place in

BrowseRank

Microsoft Research just published a paper revealing a new type of web search ranking: BrowseRank: Letting Web Users Vote for Page Importance. This was a paper for the SIGIR (Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) conference, which took place in

Booze Search

Here’s an interesting vertical search engine from Australia: Boozle. You can find the cheapest prices of liquor in stores in your area. Talk about a long tail market search engine… Couldn’t find Westvleteren anywhere in .AU though (which isn’t a

Booze Search

Here’s an interesting vertical search engine from Australia: Boozle. You can find the cheapest prices of liquor in stores in your area. Talk about a long tail market search engine… Couldn’t find Westvleteren anywhere in .AU though (which isn’t a

Search Radar

Around 1980 Nicholas Belkin proposed a new model for understanding information seeking, called ASK: Anomalous States of Knowledge. (See Part 1 and Part 11 of this landmark article). A key tenant of this model is that information needs are difficult

Search Radar

Around 1980 Nicholas Belkin proposed a new model for understanding information seeking, called ASK: Anomalous States of Knowledge. (See Part 1 and Part 11 of this landmark article). A key tenant of this model is that information needs are difficult

Peter Morville’s Search Patterns on Flickr

If you haven’t seen Peter Morville’s collection of search interfaces on flickr, check them out.

Peter Morville’s Search Patterns on Flickr

If you haven’t seen Peter Morville’s collection of search interfaces on flickr, check them out.

Google Sitelinks and In-Site Search

In Designing Web Navigation, I have a whole chapter on integrating search and browse. The point is that from a user’s perspective navigating and searching aren’t different things. People just want to find information. And we know from berrypicking theory

Google Sitelinks and In-Site Search

In Designing Web Navigation, I have a whole chapter on integrating search and browse. The point is that from a user’s perspective navigating and searching aren’t different things. People just want to find information. And we know from berrypicking theory

Viewdle – Face Recognize Search

Viewdle offers a cool, new technology: face recognition search. From the site: “Viewdle automatically looks inside the video, frame-by-frame, to create a real-time index of true on-screen appearances with unrivaled accuracy and relevance.” Looks like it’s pretty accurate, too. Reuters

Viewdle – Face Recognize Search

Viewdle offers a cool, new technology: face recognition search. From the site: “Viewdle automatically looks inside the video, frame-by-frame, to create a real-time index of true on-screen appearances with unrivaled accuracy and relevance.” Looks like it’s pretty accurate, too. Reuters