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Re: [ontolog-forum] the data mining craze

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From: Pavithra <pavithra_kenjige@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 04:07:55 -0800 (PST)
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wik.me is another search tool with a LIST of results .. does not provide anything more than Google would.  Google is more robust .   This  uses information from answers.com etc..
 The word "Albert Einstein" did not get a result at all, but a list of names that started with Albert and did not include Einstein.

Qwiki.com actually provides information on what is typed in.  When it can not find the actual information ( NOT A LIST)  it simply says it did not find it.  For example, if you type world's tallest building, it did not find any information.  They need to include lot more data sets..

Quiki.com seems to be more in the direction of web 3.0 mobile apps with plenty of room to grow.    But the audio is very mechanical, unlike Watson;s voice. (  :-) )!


--- On Fri, 2/25/11, Stephen Young <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Stephen Young <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] the data mining craze
To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 6:28 PM

We actually characterised qwiki as the reverse wik.me when we first saw it ;-)  All style no substance.  There may have been some bitterness ;-) - we both applied to launch at TechCrunch Disrupt last year.  They got in, we didn't.

I'm frequently amazed by what captures (and fails to capture) the imagination of the technology pundit.  We presented a site/app that is a quantum improvement over Web 2.0 structured data plays like Freebase and Factual.  Among other things our video demonstrated that anyone could change complex structured data with simple twitter-like comments - and yet we didn't make the cut.  Qwiki went on to win the Techrunch Disrupt prize - followed soon after by some serious venture funding.

Mind you, this forum is little different.  I've just announced the ontological equivalent of a flying car here and received no more interest than a few private messages ;-)

Stephen Young
CEO @ factnexus.com
Architect @ wik.me
Founding member @ knowledgerights.org

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