SemantiG Looks To Improve Search

A project out of the University of California, Irvine--SemantiG, is hoping to improve Internet search by tapping into the experience of users. According to the Institute for Semantic Computing--headed by Dr. Phillip C.-Y. Sheu a professor of EECS and Biomedical Engineering at UCI--it has launched the new search site to help people find answers to problems using natural language search and prior user opinions. The project's develops claim their site is better than traditional search engines, because it will base its answers on explicit user recommendations; because the site will not feature advertisements; and its use of user reviews of web sites to hone results.