Semantic Search Takes Center Stage for, Hakia - The Next Generation

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-10-06 Print this article Print

IAC-owned retools its search user interface, replacing the bold icons with simple navigation links to help the homepage load faster.

Next, which has struggled to position its search engine in an era dominated by Google, retools its question-and-answer results using semantic search technologies, which look to extract the meaning behind search queries to provide more valuable results. Meanwhile, startup Hakia is trying to lure more users to its own semantic search site with an option to search what it calls credible Web sites, which are vetted by librarians and informational professionals.

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