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I kinda a like it. It is a very impressive start! (it's one of those clustering/kartoo like engines)
"Users shouldn't have to work hard to find what they want. Mooter sets out to solve the problems of most search engines by understanding the psychology of how users interact with information.
"Mooter analyses the choices you make while searching, then reorders the results based on what you are actually looking for at that moment without you having to go back and rephrase your exact needs."
So instead of giving users long lists of scrambled results, Mooter displays simple, sensible categories of information. As users search, the algorithms shuffle the results in the background, ensuring that more relevant results are displayed.
Mooter is backed by a combination of private, government, and venture capital funding. The company has also been awarded a coveted Federal Government Research and Development Grant to build innovative technology. It has offices in Queensland and New South Wales
If they can get rid of the wait time I think it is awesome. Maybe some sort of caching is in store.
I agree that it needs the speed most of all - maybe getting rid of those loading bars and scattered layout might help speed the page up a few seconds.
Improve the speed and it be nice search engine.
joined:June 2, 2003
I can see how it's worth the wait. The system is asking "Did you mean this, or is this what you actually want?"
Interesting concept. Now go index a few billion pages and see if the system slows down.
New search engine eyes Google (B&T) [bandt.com.au]
Search engine revs up (Herald Sun) [heraldsun.news.com.au] <-- best one IMHO
The Zambian-born, South African-educated but "fiercely patriotic" Australian today launches Mooter Search, an artificial intelligence-backed search engine designed to adjust your searches as they are done.
Ms Capper, 34, has set high expectations for her Mooter.com.au business. She is not just aiming to make it Australia's number one search engine, but aims to steal the best value surfers from American giants such as Google and Yahoo.
[edited by: amznVibe at 5:19 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2003]
Fact is why dont they work hard producing the best possible search engine without having to publicise it everywhere?
I find getting press for a search engine is unproactive, especially to an experienced searcher like me.
I found out google by word of mouth and for its good reputation, although it looks nice ,there results should speak for themselves, which of course take 10 years to work out, also clustered results are on vivisimo etc, not very new stuff really...
They should of slowly built up, slowly partnered, actually talked to some real webmasters in the know and actually developed.
Its good we know they are there, but id prefer someone find it then media print it out.
[edited by: amznVibe at 5:05 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2003]
joined:Oct 23, 2002
I'll give it a whirl later...