Hakia to use Yahoo! BOSS to improve Semantic Analysis
Four days ago I started this “Overview of Semantic Search Engines” blog project in which Hakia was featured – today an update came in via Beyond Search that Hakia is planning to use Yahoo’s Search BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) to accelerate its Semantic Analysis. Hakia themselves wrote on their blog yesterday:
We are pleased to announce our participation in Yahoo!â€™s Search BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) today. As part of this initiative, we have access to one of the largest Web directories on the Internet, which accelerates hakiaâ€™s QDEXing process and semantic analysis of the Webâ€™s content. QDEXing is a critical element that replaces traditional index to allow scalable semantic search. Without this kind of infrastructure, application of semantic technology is destined to be limited, such as covering Wikipedia only.
The search landscape is currently in a dynamic stage of reinvention. Yahoo! is inviting more innovation to enter the market, while Microsoft validates the importance of semantic search technology with its recent acquisition of Powerset. For the latter, we congratulate both parties, yet are disappointed by the fact that weâ€™ve lost our favorite competitor. From now on, we will look for traces of the Powerset-effect in LiveSearch.
Hope they’ll blog about it if they trace any!