I wouldn't mind if they came up with some standard field names / metadata and encouraged newspaper web sites to use the headlines as title tags and make everything accessible via robot crawlers.
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S.L.I Systems Learning Search
Available as a remote search service which uses a web crawling robot to find pages for indexing, stores the index on their server and responds to queries by performing the search there and sending pages with results.
The technology behind SLI Systems was originally developed by GlobalBrain and powered the search on Snap.com and NBCi.
- Generates titles for untitled pages.
Metasearch option to query several sources and combine results. Works with its own index or indexes from Verity, Ultraseek, Microsoft Index Server, Lotus Notes.
- Can interface with other databases.
- Results can show database or field content, such as price and pictures, in results.
- Results items show match terms in context
"Learning search" - adjusts search results relevance based on user behavior, by tracking clicks. Search suggestions - alternate vocabulary for related topics. Manual recommendations for specified search queries. XML search results available for complex customizations such as price, categories and pictures. Scalable to millions of searches per day, millions of documents (tested at NBCi)
- Multiple datacenters and network providers
- Comes with s
earch analytics - activity, quality metrics, lists of queries with poor results. Regular reports written by company search analysts.
Reviews & Articles
- Overture, SLI to power
NBC search - CNET News, November 10 2003 by Stefanie Olsen
Busy network sites use SLI for site search, Overture for text advertising.
back to have another crack Computerworld New Zealand: January 22, 2002
by Andrea Malcolm
background of the company and technology.