Karen Blakeman on May 30th, 2005

Ask Jeeves Investor Relations: “Ask Jeeves Introduces Zoom and Web Answers” I’ve been playing around with both of these for about an hour this afternoon trying to get a feel for how and if these work. Zoom (subtitled Concept Navigation) “offers suggestions to narrow and refine your search (“zooming in”), or expand your search (“zooming […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 30th, 2005

Yahoo! Mindset: “View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational (i.e., from academic, non-commercial, or research-oriented sources).” I really like this one! Type in your search and Yahoo! Mindset gives you the first 10 results with a slider bar at the top of the page. At one end […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 29th, 2005

Google Print At last Google Print has its own search screen. It took long enough! Previously, you had to use the standard search screen and use the strategy ‘books about…’ whatever you were interested in and even then it only displayed three titles.

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Karen Blakeman on May 26th, 2005

Swoogle Just heard about this tool at the Prague Inforum 2005 conference. Think of it as a sort of Google for the semantic web.

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Karen Blakeman on May 23rd, 2005

Inforum 2005-homepage This week I am in Prague at the Inforum conference. This is a live demo to show everyone how easy blogging is!

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Karen Blakeman on May 22nd, 2005

An updated version of the Search Tools Summary and Comparison table is now available on the RBA web site. Additional features in this updated comparison include synonym search, proximity operators and unique features.

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Karen Blakeman on May 16th, 2005

Final version of MSN Desktop Search launched Microsoft have launched the final version of their Desktop Search. Although it now supports over 200 file types the email search is still limited to Outlook and Outlook Express, and there is no direct support Open Office or Star Office documents. They claim, though, that they will allow […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 16th, 2005

Dogpile Missing Pieces A neat little tool from meta search tool Dogpile that compares the top 10 results from Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves. The graphic shows how many results are in only 1, 2 or in all 3 search engines for a particular search and includes sponsored links from the top of the pages. […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 16th, 2005

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Karen Blakeman on May 12th, 2005

RBA Training Courses, Workshops & Presentations An update schedule of my presentations and workshops has been uploaded onto my web site. I am giving various presentation on search strategies and technologies at Inforum in Prague and then at the WebSearch Academy in Paris on June 1st-2nd. Back in the UK, I am running workshops on […]

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