You dont have time to scale that nearby mountain to ask a wisened, bearded guru for the answer to the meaning of life, or perhaps time to run down to the auto repair
shop to ask about that pinging sound in the back of your car. Instead you might challenge this site with your questions - you may find that it actually sorta answers
them. So far it's got about 70% accuracy - which is pretty good for an unthinking machine...
Dialogorientierte Suchmaschine, die nicht nur in Begriffen, sondern in ganzen Sätzen sucht, z.B.: "Wie gro?ist La Gomera?" oder "Wie viele Ameisen gibt es auf der
Erde?" - mit oft erstaunlich guten Ergebnissen.
- http://www.geocities.com/rwkenyon/search.htm and
AnswerBus is a new search engine that makes all the others seem antediluvian by comparison. Instead of entering search terms and trying to remember how to use those
Boolean symbols, with AnswerBus you simply write a question in plain English (or in plain French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese).
Furthermore, instead of answering your question with a list of questions, like AskJeeves, AnswerBus actually gives you a list of answers, each of which is a hyperlink to
the source page. Once you try AnswerBus you'll find yourself using it for all your searches.
AnswerBus - Du stellst dir frage, er antwortet mit Links ... Nett!
A relatively new development in Search Engine Technology is Free-Form text.
A good example of a search engine of this type is Answer Bus (www.answerbus.com). With free-form text search engines you simply type in a question using
normal syntax and the engine attempts to find answers to your question ?sometimes with very interesting result.
AnswerBus is a pretty good, new experimental natural language search engine. Less answers than Google but more in target. Served from the Old Alma
Matter so it deserves a place in my heart.
- News Group: it.comp.ia:
Finalmente un bel passo avanti! (Finally a beautiful step ahead!)
I remembered reading a review of a recent book where the author spent a year with typical suburban high school students and
interviewed them repeatedly about their experiences. It sounded interesting and so I made a mental note to add it to my wish
list. And promptly forgot the name of the book, its author, and even where I read the review.
Google was no help, but
AnswerBus, a new experimental natural language search engine, proved itself up to the task. Check
out #5 on
this results page -- the book is Another
Planet by Elinor Burkett. Compare to
these nearly useless results from Ask
Jeeves. AnswerBus is going right to my top tier of search engines.
ZOEKMACHINE - Na Ask Jeeves, die wel erg commercieel geworden is, is er nu een andere zoekmachine waar je gewoon een vraag aan kunt
- http://www.researchbuzz.com/news/: If you still want that natural
language goodness but don't want to limit yourself to Ask Jeeves, check out the AnswerBus at http://www.answerbus.com
- http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum16/690.htm: I ran accross this in a referer, thought
it pretty good at what it does, which is taking a natural language sentence, and returning an answer, in sentence form, naturally.
Answerbus is a natural language search, similar to Ask Jeeves, that is rather interesting. Give
it a sentence question, and it returns a sentence from the
web in answer. Pretty good at what it does. Uses several of the major seach engines for the search part of it.
http://www.eluniversal.com/2002/05/08/08501AA.shtml: La generación inteligente se llama Answer Bus,
Start y Ask Jeeves (The intelligent generation is called Answer Bus, Start and Ask Jeeves)
Ask Jeeves es capaz de responder siete millones de preguntas básicas; AnswerBus ofrece
varias respuestas relevantes a las preguntas que se le formulan, mientras que Start, creado por el Instituto
de Tecnología de Massachusett, provee definiciones más precisas.
- http://www.chip.pl: Systemy z tej ostatniej grupy mozna znalezc
wsród obecnie prowadzonych prac badawczych, przykladowo: system Start na MIT czy tez swietny AnswerBus na Uniwersytecie w Michigan. Skierowane do nich
zapytanie stanowi cel, nie zas zbiór oderwanych od siebie slów kluczowych.
- http://wohin.heute.de/: Stellen Sie doch einfach dem AnswerBus Ihre Frage. Er
wird sie bestimmt multilingual beantworten ... ;-)
The answer bus , die allwissende Antwortmaschine.
AnswerBus. Another answerbot, except this one seems
to be better than most at answering any of my questions.
what is the atomic weight of mercury?
The atomic number of mercury is 80; its atomic weight is 200.59.
who was the last pharoah of egypt?
Description: Information and Facts about Queen Cleopatra, last Pharoah of Egypt
what is the height of the statue of liberty
>At the time the Statue of Liberty was dedicated, she was the tallest >structure in New York, reaching to a
total height of 305 feet.
- http://hray.com/5404/: This is like Ask Jeeves, but it seems to give
better answers! From University of Michigan, it's The Answer Bus at http://misshoover.si.umich.edu/~zzheng/qa-new/.
- http://www.liberalartsmafia.com/LAM.shtml: AnswerBus.
Better than AskJeeves.
'AnswerBus' seems to work better than AskJeeves
A new - and very powerful! - n.l. engine is the Answer Bus,
which returns a very high rate of accuracy. Try it.
perfectly answered the first few questions I tried, and much less confusing than jeeves if you ask me.
- http://fulltp.blogspot.com/: This one (AnswerBus) is streets ahead of
Ask Jeeves when it comes to answering natural language queries. Try it... I think
it's pretty cool.
I asked... Will Lagaan win an Oscar? Check out the first answer!
Where START is rigid and structured, AnswerBus is
freewheeling. It takes advantage of the massive amount of text on the Internet. Are its answers right or wrong? You
be the judge.
- http://www.clearnightsky.com/: AnswerBus is an impressive question-answering service, so new
it doesn't even have its own domain. The first thing I asked it was "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a
woodchuck could chuck wood?" and I got answers from a variety of sources. Other questions were answered equally
directly. Time for Jeeves to go to the old butlers' home.
- http://www.livejournal.com/users/mujibmk/: You know
you've been waiting for something like this for a long time.
-- It works!
A little Information Retrieval exercise.
Here are three "natural language" search engines. These let you type in
questions in English and try to provide you with the right answers.
Use each of these search engines to answer the following questions:
Compare the answers witht he kind of information that you get from Google searches for the same material. Try these
with the New Zealand inventors quiz in the laboratory workbook.
- Who directed "Gone With The Wind"?
- Where Ulysses S. Grant born?
- What did Shostakovich write for Rostropovich?
- Who painted the Mona Lisa?
- Who invented writing paper?
: AnswerBus is to AskJeeves as Google is to
- http://www.portugues.mct.pt/servicos.html:Answer Bus
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