Monday, October 18, 2004

Promising natural language engine to launch early next year


A Norwegian company claims that it has solved the problem, and that it will be able to deliver a natural English language answering machine early next year.

This is not keyword search with a layer of natural language on top, says
Stochasto CEO Jan Husby. - This is real natural language search based on an extensive database of vocabulary, conjugations, phrases, grammatical rules and semantic contexts.

Searching with this new technology is an interesting experience: Instead of getting a list of websites that might offer an answer to your query, you get to ask your question in natural language and are presented with an answer in plain English along with a link to the web site from which the answer originated.

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