Search Engines Ready to Learn
April 28, 2001 | Source: Technology Review
The next generation of web search tools uses machine-learning algorithms to classify and extract information.
These tools use “entity extraction,” automatically extracting specific types of entities, such as dates, cities, countries, person or company names, and storing collections of interrelated entities in database records for structured information access. WhizBang Labs is a leader in the area.
The next step: adding natural-language querying.