SV: Dynamic search - a novel entrance to the WEB.

BjornP eped at online.no
Fri Dec 15 16:18:57 EST 2000


Sorry, forgot to include www, so the correct links is:

http://www.search4science.com


BjornP <eped at online.no> skrev i
meldingsnyheter:s0w_5.636$Fh4.14096 at news1.oke.nextra.no...
> I have been using the Dynamic search method launched on the new service:
> http://search4science.com
>
> It is like having your own tutor helping you build better search-strings
for
> retreiving relevant information from the WEB.
>
>
> 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 <submit>, 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 way we call
> Dynamic Search a community of "Brains without Borders".
>
>
> They also have a very nice screen-saver you can down-load on their About
Us
> page.
>
>







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