Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Cpedia - the automated encyclopedia from Cuil
"Traditionally, search engines have returned a list of references in response to a query - ten blue links. Cpedia changes this. A natural way for people to receive information is a report - a summary of the topic. Current search results are more analogous to receiving a bibliography than a sourced report. For each query, Cpedia algorithmically summarizes and clusters the ideas on the web and uses this to generate a report. We do the heavy lifting of removing all the repetition, so that unique and novel content surfaces. Just as Wikipedia uses the effort of a large number of people to edit a topic, we combine all the documents written about an idea on the web to generate one article"