Thursday, January 19, 2006

Factiva Search 2.0

Today I had a chance to look at Factiva's Search 2.0. It's definitely a more meaningful information presentation as their CEO Clare Hart pointed out. It's very similar to our Easy Search except they also present the counts with graphics. They don't have the bread crumb or search path which enables the user to change the search strategy with one click. It's good to see another information provider leaving the "dumb searh results page" schooling that we see in Google, Yahoo, MSN and moving to displaying insights at the search results page by clustering the results and leveraging the metadata and taxonomies.

Post Note: One thing that I missed is that user can't create RSS for their search query, I think Factiva Search 2.0 team will get this feedback from the other users and may integrate it in a later phase.

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