Top (20) Semantic Search Tools 2010

Semantic search tools seek to improve search accuracy by understanding the intent of searchers and the contextual meaning of terms as they occur in desirable web documents. Instead of Google’s PageRank to predict relevancy, semantic search tools use the science of meaning in language to produce relevant results. The goal is to deliver the information queried by a user rather than have a user sort through a list of loosely related keyword results. Some authors regard semantic search tools as a set of techniques to retrieve knowledge from richly structured data sources like ontologies. The following twenty (20)  technologies enable the articulation of domain knowledge and to specify users’ information needs (take a look):

  1. Introduction
  2. Cognition Search
  3. Duck Duck Go
  4. Exalead
  6. Factbites
  7. Falcons
  8. Hakia –
  9. Kosmix
  10. Lexxe
  11. Powerset
  12. PureDiscovery
  13. Semager
  14. SemanticWebSearch
  15. Semantic Web Search Engine
  16. SenseBot
  17. Sindice, semantic web index
  18. Standle
  19. Swingly
  20. TrueKnowledge
  21. Truevert
  22. URLClassifier Service
  23. Watson
  24. Yebol
  25. Yahoo! Microsearch
  26. Zitgist
  27. References

4 thoughts on “Top (20) Semantic Search Tools 2010

  1. Hi, thats a pretty good list. I found a couple I had not heard of before. You should also include PureDiscovery in Texas. They recently released a semantic search application with LexisNexis that is powered by the largest semantic intelligence layer (they claim) in the world. I read that the intelligence was built from over 200,000,000 docs.

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  4. This is a great list. You must have researched this area extensively. The one major omission is TipTop which is arguably more impressive than some of the ones you picked.

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