Friday, July 27, 2007

Technology Review: Building a Better Search Engine

More Xerox PARC technology takes a long road to market... 

Pell says that it's difficult to pinpoint one particular technological breakthrough, but he believes that Powerset's superiority lies in the three decades of hard work by scientists at PARC. (PARC licensed much of its natural-language search technology to Powerset in February.) There was not one piece of technology that solved the problem, Pell says, but instead, it was the unification of many theories and fragments that pulled the project together.
"After 30 years, it's finally reached a point where it can be brought into the world," he says.

Technology Review: Building a Better Search Engine

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