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VivĂ­simo is a company built on unique Web search technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers such as Clusty. Clusty. ...


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Vivisimo: Clustering Delivers Information Overlook (2056 words)
Vivisimo, whose name translates as lively from Spanish and Portuguese, got its start in 1998 when computer science researchers attacked the still-thorny problem of how computers can be made to perform knowledge discovery on a par with humans.
Raul Valdes-Perez is one of the founders of Vivisimo.
Vivisimo is one of a bevy of new and interesting technologies that perform specialized value-adding functions.
CMU trio develops Internet search tool that sorts results in helpful clusters (1187 words)
Vivisimo, on the other hand, takes up to 500 top sites from several Internet search engines and puts them in such categories as cell biology, cell phone, fuel cell, stem cell and "Splinter Cell review," which turns out to be analyses of a new video game called Splinter Cell.
In Vivisimo's case, he said, the developers have used four criteria for creating cluster categories: Making the titles concise, accurate, distinctive, and "humanlike" -- in other words, not something that looks like it was generated by a machine.
The Vivisimo group tried instead to develop titles that were concise and to the point at the same time the engine was grouping the Web sites in categories.
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