Yahoo is bringing together two of its most interesting projects today, Yahoo BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) and SearchMonkey, its semantic indexing and search result enhancement service. There were a number of differentparts of the announcement– but the core of the story is simple.
Developers will now be able to build their own search engines using the Yahoo! index and search processing infrastructure via BOSS and include the semantic markup added to pages in both results parsing and the display of those results. ThereR17;s considerable potential here for some really dazzling results.
We wrote aboutthe genesis of Search Monkey herethis Spring, it’s an incredibly ambitious project. The end result of it is rich search results, where additional dynamic data from marked up fields can also be displayed on the search results page itself. So searching for a movie will show not just web pages associated with that movie, but additional details from those pages, like movie ratings, stars, etc. There’s all kinds of possibilities for all kinds of data.
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