Cognition Search : Doing Search the Not So Google Way

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Cognition Technologies is conducting a live demo of its patented linguistic search architecture aptly called Cognition Search. The search technology is a text based search technology that uses linguistic and mathematical algorithms to analyze relationships and associations of search keywords.

As compared to traditional web search engines which use mathematical algorithms to match pattern in search keywords with the corresponding search results, Cognition Search analyzes the text itself and identifies all its meanings and crawls documents containing the search keywords and also analyzes how the words were used in the documents to be displayed. Hence, giving users more relevant, precise and complete search results.

Think of Cognition Search as an automated way of asking your favorite librarian a reference question. When you approach a librarian for a particular research topic, the librarian will not immediately go to the shelves and retrieve a pile of books. Instead, the librarian would ask you questions relevant to your search topic to limit the subject of your search, until he or she determines exactly what information you really need.

This is a great search tool which Google should have incorporated in its search algorithm along time ago. The lack of this technology in Google search makes it not so popular among librarians and the education sector. If Cognition Technology could pull this one off successfully, Cognition Search could be a good supplement to what Google and other web search giants can offer.

Would Cognition Search beat Google search? I don’t think so. Google search as it is right now is unshakeable. Cognition is better left as a good alternative.

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Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • Sahar Sarid

    The librarian does not have access to your history unless you share it. In the online world, you may do two things:

    1. Have the librarian on your side (software) and use your own history on your own side (desktop)

    2. Share your history with the “librarian” (think google history)

    In either case, we should be able to eliminate that manual process of finding the subject which a user is interested in, by tapping into the user’s search and activity history.

    Is Cognition search a solution? IMHO this is going backward, not forward.

  • Charles Knight

    What live demo? Where & When? Thanks!, author of “The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines” on Read/WriteWeb.

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    The Demo Site is accessible here :