---- Microsoft internally testing service code named Kumo.com
bakedjake - 1:05 am on Mar 5, 2009 (gmt 0)
For example, a search for the term "Bose Lifestyle 48" results in categories for images, review, manual, prices, and repair. The search example for Taylor Swift, on the other hand, contains search categories to help you find song lyrics, tickets, albums, biography and so on. Semantic categories are a great idea, and most likely a result of Microsoft's purchase last year of the semantic search engine Powerset.
I'm hopeful. Regardless of the manufacturer, I'm glad to see new search technology being deployed. Semantic categories are an improvement over the current search experience on any engine. It's a very useful shortcut to information that is getting harder and harder to find between all of the classified ads sites, Wikipedia, and useless content sites that exist these days.