ask.com-like behavior or having a search engine with natural language algorithm abilities on a site

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Charla

29 Jan, 2013 07:15 PM

I want to know if anyone has implemented anything like ask.com on their site. Just delving in to research about this. It doesn't appear ask.com has any ability for a user to implement a site-specific search or business end similar to Google. Our school wants a student to be able to enter a question and get an answer or follow-up.

Thanks.

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 29 Jan, 2013 09:37 PM

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    Hi Charla,

    Just wanted to chime in. At my previous employer we had purchased a Google Search Appliance which offers the ability to crawl multiple sources as well as add the ability to crawl multiple sources and build in custom extensions/scripts that are based on certain search criteria (similar to the ones you see on Google when searching for weather or flight information).

    I believe Google's Custom Search Engine also has some similar functionality in terms of crawling.

    I think both have education educational discounts as well, but it has been a while since I've looked.

  2. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2013 09:53 PM.

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