Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Context Search Engine Readies Launch

This piece is from the web site mounted by the developers.  The principal is a person I have known for thirty years.  The next phase for this product is to get it up on an open site were you and I can learn to play with it.

We can treat the present class of search engines as first generation systems.  There were earlier badly limited systems before the advent of Google but google was the first that actually was seriously useful.  That was about fifteen years ago.

As an aside, the advent of google immediately made me aware of the need to create an online presence to use the new internet email systems and to locate myself uniquely.  I played around with various spelling variations of my name and came up with several prospective versions.  I discovered on googling Arclein that the only hit was a seventeenth century monk.  That was perfect for my needs.  Today google gave me over 50,000 hits, effectively still mostly related to my blog and myself.

This is a working second generation search engine and overcomes the principal difficulty with google and similar applications.  It appears able to sort out a context driven subset from the internet universe and is in the process is able to tackle complex queries.  Google is great at short simple queries but retards quickly as complexity rises.

Hopefully we will see this in launch mode rather soon.

The Correlation Search Engine

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you people? How big are you? Where are you located? What is the company’s history?
Correlation Concepts is a virtual company - the Florida, USA-based research, development and sales services arm of Make Sence, Inc., which has core personnel based both in the US and internationally.  Although top level research, product architecture and sales strategy is executed only by key employees, we work with independent contractors and other corporations that provide us with all other required professional services.

While research in the technology has been on-going for more than 15 years, the initial software development was started almost 10 years ago, and active commercialization of the technology began in 2002.
What is a Correlation? What are N-Dimensional Queries? Is this just a different type of Search with new algorithms?

N-Dimensional Search supports those queries which are more complex and less obvious - queries that are closer to "real life human questions". For example, compare a typical search query, “pizza, Omaha” to an NDimensional Search Query: "Order 1234", "product shortages", "shipping point", "manufacturing location".

Correlation Technology and the Correlation Search Engine (CSE) utilize “correlations” which are massive networks of associated ”knowledge fragments” to “connect the dots” and establish relationships between terms, phrases, concepts or topics.  The CSE – unlike any other search engine - works by analyzing the networks of knowledge fragments to identify the documents that made the most valuable contributions to the network – because those are the documents most relevant to the query. The CSE – unlike other search engines – does not use any similarity metric, link analysis, popularity (e.g.,” everything celebrity”), or binary logic. The CSE – unlike other search engines – delivers results that mirror the asymmetry that exists in real world data.  When the CSE connects the dots, the results make intuitive sense: enter  "green tea", "life quality", "metastasize" and the CSE produces results relating to cancer; enter  "cash", "terrorist", "charities" and the CSE  produces results relating to money-laundering.

Is the CSE a Semantic Web solution?
No.  Rather than trying to translate human expressions  into sterile constructs to provide improved machine comprehension, the CSE extracts “knowledge fragments”  from unstructured human expression and seeks to use the machine to deliver an automated approximation of intuitive  human comprehension. Can I test the Correlation Search Engine against the open Internet?

Yes, but we are limiting tests to several "slices" of the Internet that we have pre-loaded on to our systems. Is the CSE intended for general consumer use or is the CSE an Enterprise solution?

 Both. We will be launching an advertising-based Internet Search Engine to provide consumer access to N-Dimensional Search .Our research shows that N-Dimensional Queries equate to 15-16% of all Search Engine queries - queries which are often unfulfilled and abandoned today.  Metrics indicate that these queries would be among the most highly valued queries from an advertising standpoint, so we anticipate both significant consumer surplus as well as active advertiser participation.   The Enterprise model of the CSE will support N-Dimensional Search mining knowledge fragments from corporate digital assets. The Enterprise CSE will also be adapted for use as a KCE (Knowledge Correlation Engine) by incorporating a specialization layer to exploit specific vertical market needs (e.g., SOX, ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING, RISK MANAGEMENT, etc.).

Are you selling the Correlation Search Engine directly or through distributors?

 "Presently we are commercializing the platform through domains being spun out. In some cases a domain can use the platform on an "as is" basis. In other cases, the highest and best implementation would require an extension and specialization layer to drive results.

Anyone wishing to explore the uses of the platform for any particular 
domain is encouraged to contact us directly"

How many customers do you have? Who are your partners?  Is the CSE software ready now?  

We are preparing for the first general release of the CSE Enterprise Edition within the next six weeks. 

Beyond direct entry as an N-Dimensional Search Engine provider, we are working with specific leaders in specialized Vertical Markets such as SOX, AML, Risk Management, etc.
Who can I talk to about Correlation Technology?

Carl Wimmer and Mark Bobick from Correlation Concepts are available to answer all your questions.  Call Carl Wimmer at 702 767-7001 and Mark Bobick at 702 882-5664.

Contact: Mark Bobick          Copyright 2008 Make Sence Florida, Inc.  All Rights Reserved

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