21st century search engines teachers must be aware of part 2

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This is a follow up post to the 21st century search engines teacher must be aware of part 1 in which I talked about three search engines namely : Bing , Biographicon, and Cyclo.ps .In today’s post , I will be talking about another four search engines that are very important as far as education is concerned .
1- Forestle
Forestle is a very nice search engine .It is not so much different from other search engines we have seen so far except that it promotes a very good cause which is that of the safeguard of the rain forst.
Here is a snapshot oh a the search result I got for the key word web2.0

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2- Goofram

goofram

Goofram is a new mush-up that combines Google and Wolfram Alpha to provide a unique search service. Although it takes a bit longer to search Goofram because of the complicated calculations Alpha performs whenever a search query is launched , its results are very refined and to the point .
3- Got

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Got is a mush-p of Google blogs and Twitter . It is powered by Google and is very useful in staying updated about Twitter and search engine results .

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4- Hakia

hakia


Hakia is a semantic search technology engine . To bring you close to what semantic search engines mean , here are ten points explaining the main features of such engines :

  • Handling morphological variations
  • Handling generalization
  • Handling concept matching
  • Knowledge matching
  • Natural language queries and questions
  • Ability to point to uninterrupted paragraph and the most relevant sentences
  • Ability to enter queries freely , no special formats like quotes or Boolean operators
  • Ability to operate without relying on statistics , user behavior , and other artificial means .
  • Ability to detect its own performance
To read the details of those points let me refer you back to : What is semantic search ?

Read The 21st century search engines teachers must be aware of part 3 .

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