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Calling MSN Desktop Search from your application

Brandon Paddock wrote interesting article about executing MSN Desktop Search from
your application.

The source looks like a hack ,but works excellent.

How Google maps works?

An interesting article of Joel Webber on How Google maps works?

Official launch of MSN Search

Msn Search comes with more than 40,000 Encarta Encyclopedia articles and associated media for free. Translating into more than 1.5 million Instant Answers.

Msn Search includes also Newsbot.

Now you can also subscribe to searches by using the RSS feed button at the bottom of each search result page.

You can check out the revamped homepage, or access the search engine directly from

[Via msnsearch's WebLog ]

Search result clustering

Existing search engines often return a long list of search results, ranked by their relevancies to the given query. Web users have to go through the list and examine the titles and short description sequentially to
identify their required results. This is a time consuming task when multiple sub-topics of the given query are mixed together. For example, when a user submits query "resume" into Google and wants to get search results related to "resume writing", he should go to the 10th, 11th, 32nd and 71st results. A possible solution to this problem is to cluster search.Search Engines such as Vivisimo, Mooter, Exalead (beta), IBoogie, and Clusty provide Web Search Results clustering.

The following tools, including a new tool from Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), provide new web search result clustering functionality:

TopGist Cluster Tool –
Dowser Cluster Tool –
MSRA Search Results Clustering –


[Via John Kane's Blog]

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