Semantic Search Takes Center Stage for Ask.com, Hakia - Ask.coms Easy Access to TV Schedules
Ask.com, 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.
Ask.com now presents local channel and time information right on the results page. Updated daily, Ask.com's TV listings cover nearly 10,000 stations and more than 100,000 shows.