LONDON: SciNet to give Google a run for it’s search. Finnish researchers have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones and helps people search more efficiently.
Developed at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, the SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches into recognition tasks by showing keywords related to the user’s search in topic radar.
People using SciNet can get relevant and diverse search results faster, especially when they do not know exactly what they are looking for or how to formulate a query to find it. It is often hard for people to put what they are looking for into words.Their search needs often do not become more focused until they begin the actual search.
“The SciNet search engine solves these problems. It is easier for people to recognise what information they want from the options offered by the SciNet search engine than it is to type it themselves,” explained project’s coordinator Tuukka Ruotsalo.