Dynamic search - a new Internet tool

satish gore sgore at stanford.edu
Tue Feb 13 13:05:12 EST 2001

found it good, would comment later after using it more,
one suggestion after the first page make the main panel collapsible it occupies
to much of the screen

thanks, and keep up the good work
satish gore

BjornP wrote:

> I would like to inform you of a new site on the Internet -
> http://www.search4science.com
> We have introduced a new method for finding scientific information on the
> Internet -
> Dynamic search.
> It is like having your own tutor helping you build better search-strings for
> retreiving relevant information from the WEB.
> The features of Dynamic search is also very effective for students who need
> help
> finding relevant information in science.
> This is Dynamic Search.
> The Internet is a tremendous source of freely accessible information. But
> with the rapidly increasing number of web pages, it is also becoming much
> more difficult to find what you are looking for. The ordinary way of finding
> specific information is to submit a query to a search engine. There is just
> one problem: How do you make a query that returns all the interesting pages,
> but leaves out the garbage - often you don't even know the right name for
> the things you're after?
> This is where Dynamic Search can help. First, it will assist you by
> suggesting synonyms that can be used to expand your search. For instance, if
> you type the phrase "brain tumor" it will suggest that you also include the
> British spelling "brain tumour", the Latin "tumour cerebri", and the medical
> "cerebral tumor". Second, it will suggest words that can be useful for
> limiting your search. Maybe you are interested in therapy so you mark the
> word "therapy" with a plus, but you don't want surgery so you mark the word
> "surgery" with a minus. Then you press <search>, and Dynamic Search will
> return the relevant web pages. You do not have to worry about complex
> boolean operators.
> Dynamic Search also invites you to add your own words to the query. Let's
> say your interest in brain tumors relates to a chemotherapy called BCNU. You
> therefore type "BCNU" and mark it with a plus. Dynamic Search will then
> incorporate this in the query and return the relevant pages. But the process
> doesn't stop there. Dynamic Search performs detailed analyses of every
> submitted query, and continuously updates its database of related words and
> phrases. So when you contribute the term "BCNU" this will be incorporated in
> the database and presented to other people searching for "brain tumor".
> Every time you use your own knowledge to optimize a search query, you
> therefore help others to find the information they're looking for.
> The updating of the database involves a patent pending technology, which
> combines information from dictionaries, expert advisory boards, and user
> input in an interactive process. Through the Internet it unites people from
> all over the world in their search for knowledge, and that is why we call
> Dynamic Search a community of "Brains without Borders".
> Since search4science.com opened at Dec 1st, the users of the Dynamic search
> method have added more than 5000 new words and phrases to the database,
> during the month of December.
> The Dynamic search method is pat. pend. and the technology can easily be
> used
> for any topic, i.e. computer hardware. You only need to supply a starting
> database
> of related words/phrases, and the users will continue to develop the
> database. We will offer
> the complete solution for lisensing to other portals on the Internet.

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