Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SearchGuru: Assisting Computer Newbies in Search

SearchGuru: (firefox plugin, chrome plugin that connects to a service)
- When a non-native user types a search query, if we can identify the sense or meaning of the word/phrase typed based on the results returned, then we show the “phishguru” style help online for the illiterate population, old population that are not comfortable with Google (VillageGoogle)
- Provides data for Crosslingual IR (queries that users affirm for a set of results can be cross-indexed)
- Provides data for sense-disambiguation
- A cool mascot is needed to cater to Kids and Elderly !

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