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Yahoo Geeks Out Over Semantic Search

Yahoo Geeks Out Over Semantic Search

By WebProNews Staff July 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

One word may have two different meanings, depending on the context of their usage. Yahoo hopes to find the key in search that enables its engine to understand the difference.

Avatar Seeks Semantic Search
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Researchers at IBM Almaden have been developing a semantic search process that can delve into unstructured text to retrieve structured information.

What Semantic Search is Not

You may have heard the term "semantic search," but do you really know what it is? Some people have very big ideas of how computers will understand the meaning of text, but today’s semantic search falls far short of that. Regardless, what’s possible today is still very useful.

To understand how hard it is for computers to really understand the meaning of text, let’s not look at understanding entire documents or even paragraphs. Let’s not even look at sentences. No, let’s start with something extremely simple: noun phrases.

Xerox Takes A Stab At Semantic Search

Every day, we bring you news of the latest comings and goings in the search engine industry.  The names Google and Yahoo come up a lot . . . Xerox, not so much.  But it’s that last company that is preparing a semantics-based search engine.

Semantic Images & SEO

Very rarely do I come across software that makes me go “WOW”

Keep in mind that I read almost everything covering new social software.

Microsoft has a project team working on a piece of software called SeaDragon.

What is SeaDragon?

SMX: Cutts on Themes and Latent Semantic Indexing

Having worked closely with latent semantic indexing, during my time at FI, I’ve become a big advocate of making sure you have structured themes in your content, and that you include a supporting cast of semantically connected keywords.

In this clip from SMX Advanced, Matt Cutts shares how Google is continually testing the use of LSI, and keyword themes.

Arguing The Semantic Web: Dead Or Just Not Alive?
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The language used to describe the Semantic Web is complicated enough – at a glance, it looks a bit quantum theory-ish, just enough to make your eyes roll back into your head to look for ways to kill themselves – but Tim Berners-Lee, who’s responsible for all those Ws littering your URLs, inspired enough faith that whatever the Semantic Web was, it could be accomplished.

Scoble Finally Gets “Semantic” Web

Yesterday I got a look at Radar Networks’ stealth stuff. It won’t be on the market until later this year but for the first time I finally understood what the semantic Web was all about and what benefits it’d bring us.

Web 3.0 (the Semantic Web)

Innovation in making data relevant to the one or two words that we type into a search engine is Web 2.0. Adding to the plethora of data is the advent of social networking, Ajax; shared apps across the back end internet cloud, there are already frameworks that are proposed in making Web 3.0 and reputation 1.0 reliable in the greater context of the internet.

Why Apple’s New iPhone Promotes Better Markup

I have to say I’m completely in love with the Apple iPhone Steve Jobs just announced.

Latent Semantic Indexing – The Future of SEO
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The major search engine Google has now incorporated a new element into its search algorithms called Latent Semantic Indexing.

Germans Bail From Quaero Partnership

France and Germany had great plans to take on Google for search engine dominance, but the French will have to go it alone as Germany withdraws from the project.

Ready for Web 3.0?

Living in Silicon Valley has been an intoxicating and suffocating experience all wrapped up into a lavish party with gourmet food and cocktails poured through a block of chiseled ice. Everyday I live, breath, sleep everything two dot oh, and what started as a way of making the web more dynamic and interactive, is now one big pool of punch where programmers, marketers, and startup founders are the new rock stars and everyone wants to jump in to take a dip and take a sip.

There Is No Web 3.0

John Markoff writes in the NY Times that Web 3.0 is coming.

Fortune Interactive Publishes Corporate Blog

We’ve decided to put our money where our collective mouths are and launch a Fortune Interactive corporate blog.

Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI): What it is, How it Works and What it Means

LSI is a methodology for automatic document classification. It examines all the words in all the documents of a corpus and calculates similarity measurements for each document or for individual terms.

Why Your Site Should be Developed with CSS and Semantic Markup

One thing that I have learned in over a decade developing web sites is that the Net is continually changing, and to keep up you need to change with it.