Cloud Based Super Search Engine Could Come From HP & Autonomy!
Hewlett-Packard HP and Autonomy, the British pattern-recognition software house that was bought by HP for pretty $10.2 billion just a couple of weeks ago, have made a deal to release a phone and computer-based search system (Super Search Engine) merging the technologies of both companies as disclosed by Autonomy’s founder Mike Lynch to New Scientist this week.
Though this mega deal was criticized by many tech gurus calling it a severe loss to the UK technology base and some were also saying that HP is clutching at straws but at a computer science level, Lynch believes that this deal will finally become fruitful, unstructured data searchable in mainstream applications on smartphones, computers or online via cloud computing services.
Lych expects that HP’s Vertica text-search database, which provides a way for detailed searching of rigidly structured text like emails and documents, would be fully operating in combination with Autonomy’s Idol system, which identifies relationships between informal, unstructured text, audio, images and video.
Many people think of information as black and white, true or false, and that you can write a rule and put it in a database so you can equate things and query them.
But in real world, it is not as simple as described. If you are desirous to search for voicemails and video clips related to a document you are focusing on, you’d be lost. However, Idol system grabs the possibility that human behaviors caught on video, voice, are related to the words uttered during a voicemail and/or are theoretically searchable, as well.
It will seamlessly understand phone calls and voice messages, for instance. So you could ask the system to find you a voicemail in which you told someone what time you’d meet them. It will also help scientists take very large datasets and get meaning out of them.
It means they both are partnering to find out a realistic way invent a “ Cloud based Super Search Engine” providing you a unique method of search; simply by pointing a phone at an image, related recordings or web links would prompt, highly-likely.
Via: New Scientist