[LINK] AnswerBus European web query system
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 19 09:22:23 EST 2006
I found that a number of hits to my web site were
coming from something called "AnswerBus" <http://www.answerbus.com/faq/>:
"AnswerBus is an open-domain question answering
system (QA) based on intelligent information
retrieval. It accepts your questions in natural
languages and extracts answers from the Web.
Currently, You can use English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as your languages."
Most interestingly it seems to be based on European research:
"This site and related researches are supported
by research grants from the German
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft,
Forschung und Technologie (BMBF) (project
COLLATE, 01 IN A01) since June 2002." <http://collate.dfki.de/index_en.html>.
I asked it "what electric cars are made in australia" and it replied:
1. Many major car manufacturers sell or lease
electric or hybrid cars in the US, Japan and
Europe, but no commercially-made vehicles are available in Australia.
2. It was expected it would ultimately market
hybrid cars in Australia but no decision had been made as to when.
3. eBay Australia - electric, electric Radio
Control, Cars Land Vehicles, Airplanes, Helicopters items at low prices
4. Here in Norway, there is a demand for
electric cars, since the government have made incentives for their ownership.
5. Australia has makers of electric car
technology and one-off cars, perhaps they can learn from and work with, India.
I was most impressed with the last answer, as
this is from one of my web pages. ;-)
So then I asked it "who is roger clarke" and it replied:
1 openDemocracy Author -Roger Clarke Roger Clarke
is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra.
2 Clarke, R. (2001c) 'Roger Clarke's PITs and
PETs Resources Site' (February/6 April), at
3 Roger Clarke is a Saltaire Tour Guide
4 Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra.
5 Roger Clarke is a consultant with expertise in
strategic and policy aspects of eBusiness,
information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy.
But this was not a lot better than Google's answer:
Roger Clarke's Home-Page
These community service pages are a joint
offering of the Australian National University
(which provides the infrastructure), and Roger Clarke (who provides ...
www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/ - 9k - Cached - Similar pages
Roger Clarke's Dataveillance and Information Privacy Home-Page
Created: 15 February 1995 - Last Amended: 1
October 2004 by Roger Clarke - Site ... This
document is at www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/DV/index.html ...
www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/DV/ - 10k - Cached - Similar pages
Xamax Consultancy - Home-Page
It is the corporate vehicle for consultancy by
Roger Clarke. ... Roger Clarke makes a
substantial library of publications available, on the following topics ...
www.xamax.com.au/ - 7k - Cached - Similar pages
Xamax - Consultant Profile
Send an email to Roger Clarke. Created: 11
August 1995. Last Amended: 10 December 1998 ...
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, 6288 6916 Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au.
www.xamax.com.au/CV/RCPE.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages
[ More results from www.xamax.com.au ]
Cardiff Business School - Economics Section - Roger Clarke
Details the homepage of Professor Roger Clarke of
the Economics Section at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK.
www.cf.ac.uk/carbs/econ/webbbd/rc.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages
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