Blinkx Trial

After an interest piquing article in yesterday’s Guardian Online All Eyes on Blinkx, I downloaded a beta copy of the Blinkx client. It’s currently 67% through indexing My Documents at the moment. Key features:

  • It uses AI techniques to index the content of document rather than Google’s page ranking algorithm.
  • It indexes documents and email inboxes on your own computer.
  • It has smart searches
  • It can produce a sort of concept map of the results of your search.
  • It scours USENET and Blogs as well as static web pages.

The home page claims to have indexed 10% of the Internet.

Interesting technology!

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University