December 9, 2013 Comments Off on The Future of Search
‘The Future of Search
Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology is rapidly changing the way we search the web and obtain information. Apple’s Siri, a voice-operated “personal assistant”, is capable of answering a wide array of questions from both iPhone and iPad users. Google has their Google Glass product, a wearable computer that displays information instantly via natural language voice commands. It seems Yahoo now wants a piece of the action as well. Last week, Yahoo acquired SkyPhrase, a natural language processing company. According to news reports, SkyPhrase’s team will be joining Yahoo Labs in New York and will work on developing a natural language user interface for Yahoo products. This latest acquisition underscores Yahoo’s increasing focus on mobile, and supports the growing theory that the future of search appears to be NLP.
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