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Friday, 18th February 2011

Is Watson the Next Great Search Engine?

By Africa S. Hands

From MarketWatch:

If we learned one thing by watching the Watson computer challenge real humans on the “Jeopardy!” game show, it’s that International Business Machines Corp. has developed a new kind of search engine.

Pure algorithmic search results without needing to cache the entire Internet every few minutes is a holy grail of these technologies.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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