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DARPA Seeks the Holy Grail of Search Engines 78

Posted by samzenpus
from the find-it-now dept.
coondoggie writes "The scientists at DARPA say the current methods of searching the Internet for all manner of information just won't cut it in the future. Today the agency announced a program that would aim to totally revamp Internet search and 'revolutionize the discovery, organization and presentation of search results.' Specifically, the goal of DARPA's Memex program is to develop software that will enable domain-specific indexing of public web content and domain-specific search capabilities. According to the agency the technologies developed in the program will also provide the mechanisms for content discovery, information extraction, information retrieval, user collaboration, and other areas needed to address distributed aggregation, analysis, and presentation of web content."
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DARPA Seeks the Holy Grail of Search Engines

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @01:20PM (#46211133)

    Gee, I can't wait to participate in an echo chamber made up exclusively of nerds that got pissed to high hell when a UI redesign was _proposed_ on a site thats totally fucking free to them and will still work the same way in the future with regards to content (gripes about content aside)... What a joy it will be:
    [dream twinkles]

    "The scientists at DARPA say the current methods of searching the Internet for all manner of information just won't cut it in the future" What the fuck are they thinking? If they can't just use GREP to find what they need they must be some serious federal fuckups! Get Ron Paul down here to stop this!!!!!!!!!11

    [/dream twinkles]

    Ah what a lovely place, indeed.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @01:26PM (#46211183)

    Have you tried Google lately for a complex search? Or a search for a specific topic which uses words that are common to other, more popular topics?

    It's a disgrace, and getting worse every year.

  • by Captain Sarcastic (109765) on Monday February 10, 2014 @01:31PM (#46211211)

    You have put a name to my pain, sir/madam.

    I realized that the "Beta sucks!" chorus was bothering me, not just because it was a huge overreaction to, as you pointed out, a _proposed_ change to a _free_ site.

    The thing that bothers me the most is that there seems to be almost a competition to show who can be the most obnoxious in registering their objections... from people who went through "gamer shaming" in high school, insults about nerdiness through college, and what not. It seems that these are people who have wanted to strike back at a handy target.

    Like the French Bourbon dynasty when they were restored to power after Napoleon's defeat, they seem to have remembered everything, forgotten nothing, and learned nothing.

Vitamin C deficiency is apauling.

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