NewsForge: Open Source Search Technology Goes Beyond Keywords
Sep 27, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For several years a group of academic researchers has been
quietly working on a new kind of search engine--one that recognizes
the semantic meaning of a query instead of only taking input as a
keyword to be literally matched. The technology is licensed under
the GPL, and a desktop version is imminent.
"In its simplest form, semantic indexing can recognize synonyms,
or for example a search in an inventory database for 'fruit' could
turn up documents listing 'apples' and 'oranges...'"