Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Advances in search engine technology, developed for science fairs by Canadian high school student

There is some new technology for searching shorter posts, especially in social media sites, by looking at statistical correlations of abbreviations and character strings that are common in tweets, texts and the like. It is called “Apodora” and was designed by a Canadian high school student Nicolas Schiefer and entered into science fairs.  There is a story my Emily Jackson in “The Globe and Mail” here

Jack Andraka mentions it on p. 152 of his new book “Breakthrough”, reviewed today on the Books blog.
Of course, short text content is much more likely to be whitelisted or to have privacy controls to keep them away from search engines.  

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