Artificial Intelligence

willy 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 06:05

What is “Artificial Intelligence” Search Technology?

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NomadRock 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 10:36

Just using algorithms that are “intelligent” to search something.

In this situation by intelligent we mean easily adapting to unforseen situations. For example, Google hasn’t looked through the web for every possible word you can search and precompiled a result list for each possible set of words. They have an “intelligent” algorithm that can adapt to whatever terms you put in the search box. Generally, however when we say AI we mean something stronger than this.

If you were more specific in what you needed the information for, I could be a bit more helpful.

willy 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 11:37

Thank you NomadRock, for your information.

I had just read an article on artificial intelligence and it say’s that Google, Yahoo Inc, and growing list of other search engine players still do not use “artificial intelligence” to make the results more relevant, they all seek specific “keyword” matches. Please go through the article <Artificial Intelligence> I am little bit confused.

qnq 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 13:15


What is “Artificial Intelligence” Search Technology? [snapback]16972[/snapback]

There are two algorithm about searching.
This topic was introduced in the section on exhaustive search. Here, we supplement that note by illustrating the order in which a tree is searched using depth-first search.
With the same tree as for depth-first search, breadth-first search proceeds quite differently.
We examine all successor states at the same depth before going deeper.

anubis 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 13:58

gng : you missed the topic…

willy : i think what they are talking about is context relevant search. like when you search for bill clinton you might also like to hear about the 1996 presidential ellection. if you only do keyword searches, however smart they may be, you will miss out on hits about the electtion that don’t specifically mention bill clinton.

NomadRock 101 Mar 31, 2005 at 23:28

The problem is how people define Intelligent. It is usually a comparison. Often the program will be compared to the average educated adult human. Obviously, all attempts at artificial intelligence fail miserably (Read about the Turing Test for intelligence)

A search of a single document by keyword is about as simple as you can get. Being able vaguely describe to a music store owner what kind of stuff you like and having him grab out a record that you absolutely love is about as good as you can get. Everything in between is usually described against one of these two extremes. Google does use keywords, but their technology is a great deal more complicated than that, and also a great deal more effective (except when it fails miserably like GoogleBombing). Still it is a far cry from that music store owner I described.

In this light, whether some algorithm is described as being intelligent is really more of a subjective thing and depends on what you are comparing it to. Generally the best technology of the time is considered quite intelligent, mostly because it seems amazing compared to what we are used to. Obviously after a few generations, it doesn’t look so impressive and is not thought to be very intelligent at all.