Quintura Search December 2, 2007Posted by Andre Vellino in Collaborative filtering.
Richard pointed me (again) to something of interest. Yet-another-search-engine Quintura tries to help the user visualize the search space and refine the search results. Quintura appears to combine unsupervised categorization + keyphrase extraction + the tag-cloud paradigm to suggest possible query refinements. Previews of result-sets appear when you mouse-over the tags, you can save your search states and share them with others.
It’s all a bit unusual, but that’s what makes it interesting, if flawed. The company background is unusual too. The keyphrases are: small startup, Russian, neural networks, psychology Ph.D. students in Moscow.
We’re not quite there yet, IMO, but it’s good to see that not all hope has been lost on breaking the now all too familiar mold of the search-box + linear list of results.