In a recent article entitled, “A Call to Rethink Internet Search,” New York Times
technology reporter, Steve Lohr, discusses the rising call for greater innovation and experimentation in web search. Lohr focuses on the criticisms voiced by University of Washington computer scientist, Oren Etzioni, in a recent essay
published in Nature
, concerning the need to move beyond keyword search to natural language search and question answering. Here’s an exciting prediction from the original Nature
“We could soon view today’s keyword searching with the same nostalgia and amusement reserved for bygone technologies such as electric typewriters and vinyl records.”Continue Reading...