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9:25 am on Apr 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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a new french SE is launched the 17th April and used by AOL France. Exalead.
PR in French: [interactif.lemonde.fr...]
You can position it as third SE
9:41 am on Apr 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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so how to submit?
2:20 pm on Apr 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think Exalead as AOLs search engine is a highly interesting development and a great improvement for AOL. They did the right thing chosing this small and outside of France totally unknown search company.

Asoundingly the core of Exaleads technology is based on a very old concept: Cow9. Cow9 was once offered through AltaVista, first under the name LiveTopics, later called Refine.

Cow9 was a collaboration between Digital Equipment and François Bourdoncle of Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Bourdoncle is founder and boss of Exalead.

Exalead seems excellently equipped for the specific requirements of merging directory and websearch by means of on the fly generated topics.
Very good results. Very fast. Great engine IMO.

See also:
French search revolution - Exalead at AOL [webmasterworld.com]

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>so how to submit?
Unfortunately I have no idea. Exalead has a spider, http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum11/1135.htm [webmasterworld.com]
but if this means regular deep spidering and indexing of french language pages ...
I haven't checked but it could also be based on the french part of the Ink db.
AOL.fr claims some 50 Mill. french pages anyhow.
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Just had a few english sites crawled by Exalead.

If they can fix up their algos a bit, I believe this could be a great engine. The layout of the results is very cool. Great for keyword mining too.

I see a lot of ODP-type category results listed underneath some sites. I wonder if this is where a large part of their spidering comes from?

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The demo available on the site (http://www.exalead.com/cgi/exalead/v=0/fr/p=Demo) is based on the ODP yes, but this is only a demo.
If you do a search on aol.fr, results won't be the same.
 

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