Saturday, July 09, 2005

Enough Keyword Searches. Just Answer My Question (The New York Times)

“SEARCH engines are so powerful.

And they are so pathetically weak.

When it comes to digging up a specific name, date, phrase or price, search engines are unstoppable. The same is true for details from the previously concealed past.

Yet for anything but simple keyword queries, even the best search engines are surprisingly ineffective."