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.