SOURCE: SemantiG


October 26, 2009 07:06 ET

SemantiG Stirs up Search by Including Users in the Loop

SemantiG Includes User Opinions in Web Search for Better Precision and Elimination of Advertisements

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - The Institute for Semantic Computing (ISC) announces the SemantiG search engine (, which includes users in the loop to make search a different experience. "Our goal is to help transform the currently unstructured Internet into a more structured problem-solving platform via services," said Dr. Phillip Sheu, Founding Director of ISC and also a Professor at University of California, Irvine. SemantiG goes beyond the limitations of traditional search engines in many ways:

--  From problems to solutions, with pinpoint accuracy based on explicit
    user recommendations: SemantiG better understands user intentions and
    satisfactions by listening to users directly
--  No advertisements: SemantiG's problem-service-solution architecture
    provides a complete infrastructure that allows service providers to
    directly address customers' problems without pushing for advertisements,
    eliminating large sums of marketing dollars
--  Good services stand out: SemantiG ranks services based on customer
    satisfactions and SemantiG's neutral reviews, not by other factors
--  Deep knowledge: SemantiG goes beyond daily needs to better serve
    professional communities
In a live working example, you can ask "how to design power supplies?" and SemantiG will round up all the content sites that show you how to design them. Or, you can post a problem, like "design power supplies" and SemantiG will present service provider links to those who offer a solution. You can also post a computational problem, like "compute blood alcohol content" and SemantiG will direct you to, in this case,, where you input your number of drinks, time passed since consumption, sex, and weight, and will estimate for you your BAC. More, you can ask a complex problem, like "Plan a trip to New York, Paris and Rome with less than 2000 dollars" that no automatic service can solve, and be contacted when a solution is available from an offline service.

In SemantiG, a semantic service can be anything that has the capability to solve a problem. SemantiG matches a user's problem, expressed as a natural language sentence, with the capability of each service and establishes a connection between the user and any matching service.

"Everyone is a part of the SemantiG search engine. We are confident that this progression in Internet search will change how the Web works today," said Dr. Sheu. SemantiG offers the framework for everyone who is able to solve a problem to become a solution provider, and is set to usher in a new age of the Internet.

About ISC: Semantic Computing addresses the derivation and matching of the semantics of computational content to that of naturally expressed user intentions in order to retrieve, manage, manipulate or even create content, where "content" may be anything including video, audio, text, process, software, hardware, network, etc. Founded in 2007, ISC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Semantic Computing technologies with collaborations from academia, government and industry. See

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    Dr. Phillip Sheu
    Fellow IEEE
    Founding Director, Institute for Semantic Computing
    Professor of EECS, University of California, Irvine
    (Phone) 949.824.2660
    (Cell) 949.466.8846
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