December 14, 2017

IDG News Service: Italian Mathematician Prepares to Challenge Google

Great technology is only a part of what it might take to challenge Google. Of course, we’re not interested in a challenge we want great search/research tools. More than one or two or three high quality, general purpose search tools should exist. It’s not (or at least it shouldn’t be) a zero-sum game. We look forward to learning more.

From the IDG News Service:

The Italian mathematician who contributed to the development of Google’s search algorithm is preparing to launch his own challenge to the dominant search engine before the end of the year.

Massimo Marchiori, an associate professor at Padua University, recently began talking up the new search engine with videos posted on a promotional website at volunia.com.

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Marchiori is a member of the board of Tim Berners Lee’s World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and has worked on the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). His Hyper Search algorithm was presented at a conference in California in 1996, which was attended by a 23-year-old Larry Page. The algorithm later evolved into Google’s Page Rank system.

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