Category Archives: Search

PreCYdent Legal Search

Just got wind of a relatively new open web legal called PreCYdent. Their mission is clear: “PreCYdent is based on two fundamental principles. First, we at PreCYdent believe that all lawyers, law librarians, law students, and the general public should

PreCYdent Legal Search

Just got wind of a relatively new open web legal called PreCYdent. Their mission is clear: “PreCYdent is based on two fundamental principles. First, we at PreCYdent believe that all lawyers, law librarians, law students, and the general public should

Managed Q Search

Just came across Managed Q, a search application the inventors describe as “dedicated to helping you manage your entire Search Experience: from the keyword, to results, to previewing, to refinement and repeating with a new query.” The entity extraction around

Managed Q Search

Just came across Managed Q, a search application the inventors describe as “dedicated to helping you manage your entire Search Experience: from the keyword, to results, to previewing, to refinement and repeating with a new query.” The entity extraction around

GoLexa Search Engine

Just came across GoLexa. The interesting thing about this is the search results. They provide quite a bit of context, including links to bookmarking sites, page data, page previews, etc. And there are also plenty of other tools, like direct

GoLexa Search Engine

Just came across GoLexa. The interesting thing about this is the search results. They provide quite a bit of context, including links to bookmarking sites, page data, page previews, etc. And there are also plenty of other tools, like direct

Best Alternative Search Engines of 2007

The AltSearchEngines blog recently issued a list of the top 10 alternative search engines for 2007. These highlight lesser-known search engines that rate well from an innovation, retrieval, or popularity standpoint. All of these are trying to distinguish themselves in

Best Alternative Search Engines of 2007

The AltSearchEngines blog recently issued a list of the top 10 alternative search engines for 2007. These highlight lesser-known search engines that rate well from an innovation, retrieval, or popularity standpoint. All of these are trying to distinguish themselves in

Google Experiments

I just came across Google Experiments–a kinda of pre-beta test drive of some new things they are working on. Great way to get user feedback. Overall, it doesn’t seem like Google has many secrets to hide from competitors. Are they

Google Experiments

I just came across Google Experiments–a kinda of pre-beta test drive of some new things they are working on. Great way to get user feedback. Overall, it doesn’t seem like Google has many secrets to hide from competitors. Are they

People Search Engines

Previously, I wrote about Spock–a new people search engine that scraps all kinds of public person data from the web. Here is an interesting article reviewing Spock and others: http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=37403 These types of search services are drawing on a lot

People Search Engines

Previously, I wrote about Spock–a new people search engine that scraps all kinds of public person data from the web. Here is an interesting article reviewing Spock and others: http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=37403 These types of search services are drawing on a lot

Is Relevance Relevant?

For decades, information science has developed and examined the notion of relevance in information retrieval (IR). By and large, the approach to measuring relevance has been rather technical. Recall and precision have been the two main measures: Recall looks at

Is Relevance Relevant?

For decades, information science has developed and examined the notion of relevance in information retrieval (IR). By and large, the approach to measuring relevance has been rather technical. Recall and precision have been the two main measures: Recall looks at