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Meaning Tool: Training Semantic Search With Feeds

If you’ve ever believed that semantic search is meant exclusively for researchers, then Meaning Tool might prove you wrong. Through Popego, the semantic search engine allows you to add your online profile and interests such as “gadgets” or “current news”. From here, Meaning Tool serves you entertaining content from across your social graph. ReadWriteWeb took a look at how the tool works and how it just might bridge the gap between scholars and social media junkies.

Meaningtool – Demo from Popego on Vimeo.

Meaning Tool is a semantic engine that offers users a chance to extract concepts from text using specific semantic trees. As mentioned, you define your categories of interest by creating search parameters and training them with related websites or RSS feeds. Similar to Open Calais, the service appears to use the linked data standard to retrieve data via dereferenceable URIs on the web. From there you can search text in any Romantic language to produce relevant words and categories. Categories such as “technology” and “security” are then shown in a pie chart to represent the percentage of relevancy the text has to these key categories. The system also offers a tag cloud of relevant keywords and key concepts. And finally, Meaning Tool extracts entities such as mentioned companies, people and places.

Unlike many other semantic search services, your satisfaction with results as a researcher, marketer or general consumer weigh heavily on how you train the system. To find out more about the semantic web, check out our article on semantic search’s myths and realities. To add some of your own interests to Meaining Tool visit meaningtool.com.

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