Entries Tagged as 'Recommendations'

Real-time Contextualized Search – It is What We Do

March 7th, 2014 · No Comments

When doing something that has never been done before (as we do), it can be challenging to describe it using familiar terminology in a way that doesn’t create confusion while still conveying the newness of the idea. Large companies are sometimes capable of creating new terminology that is then adopted by others, but this can […]

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Tags: - Top Posts - · Contextualization · Discovery · Personalization · Recommendations

A Better Search for Etsy

February 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Anyone familiar with Etsy knows that it is a fantastic website for finding handmade and vintage items, and a wonderful resource for gift-giving. Now, thanks to their search API and Surf Canyon’s dynamic ranking technology, there is an even better way to search through the millions of items for sale on Etsy. Click over to […]

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Tags: Demonstration · Personalization · Recommendations

UCD Paper on Recommender System Approach to Enhance Web Search

October 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

At the 19th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS 2008), researchers from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at the University College Dublin, Ireland, published a fascinating research paper entitled “A recommender system approach to enhance web search and query formulation.” They begin by observing that “the traditional search interface has […]

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Tags: Recommendations · Research · Testimonials

Discovering Discovery

October 11th, 2007 · 24 Comments

Here’s a quick 1, 2, 3 to help you get the most out of Surf Canyon’s Discovery Engine for Search™. Step 1: Enter you query at search.SurfCanyon.com or, if you like, download our add-on and then go to your favorite search engine (Google, Yahoo! or Bing), just like you always do, and enter your keywords. […]

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Tags: Discovery · Recommendations · Tutorials

Recommendations are not “Similar Pages”

September 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

For people familiar with Google’s “similar pages” links, it is important to note that they are not at all related to Surf Canyon’s Recommendations. The “similar pages” links on Google give users a sampling of websites that are linked to by the same websites linking to that particular result. Confusing? For example, if website A […]

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Tags: Recommendations