November 3rd, 2003

Product Report: LexiQuest

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Product Information for LexiQuest Guide

Translates natural-language questions into search engine queries, translates across languages. For more information on these fucntions, see the SearchTools Reports on Natural-Language Searching and Cross-Language Information Retrieval.

Platform: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Sun Solaris Unix
Price: contact company


  • Available in English, French and Spanish.
  • Recognizes natural-language questions.
  • Analyzes word forms, syntatical forms, meanings and concepts.
  • Works with major search engines including AltaVista, Hummingbird, PLS, Verity and Lotus.
  • Includes industry-specific dictionaries for finance, medicine, law, information technology and geography, and custom dictionaries.
  • Respond uses the technology for automatic question-answering.
  • Mine uses the technology for text mining, automatic classification and categorization (see the SearchTools Reports on Classification and Classification Tools).

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