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Could IBM Shake up the Search Engine World?

bobej1977 A Bucket of Cold Water (193 comments)

This is interesting, but somwhat deceptive. IBM has created a framework, not an actual search engine. The framework is effectively a data layout combined with a processing pipeline and query engine that gives emphasis to semantic processing of information, rather than strictly textual. See IBM's FAQ regarding Annotations.

You still have to buy the software that will plug into the framework in order to actually process the information, though some open source projects are certain to come along.

This is interesting stuff, but not as thrilling as the article would suggest. Imagine if google open sourced their systems software, except the part that does the whole PageRank thing.

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Better Late than Never?

bobej1977 bobej1977 writes  |  more than 9 years ago At long last, I put up a blog. I've resisted since I'm not that pretentious, but guess, what, I am that pretentious...

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