Saturday, May 28, 2005

Yahoo! Mindset

Yahoo! Mindset: "A Yahoo! Research Labs demo that applies a new twist on search that uses machine learning technology to give you a choice: 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'm going to try out MindSet, Yahoo's new Beta Search Engine. OK, I just did that and it's cool. As I move the slider bar near the top, the search results change. I wonder what algo they are using to determine if the index pages are more buy cycle vs research. What could they possibly be using to decide that? More buy words in the copy?

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