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Wednesday, July 09, 2003
(searching) Power searching with Vivisimo  
Search Engine Watch reviews Vivisimo, a metasearch engine. It's killer app comes in the advanced search feature, which allows you to search specific news sites (BBC, New York Times), as well as specialised search engines (Pubmed, (Note: Vivisimo doesn't seem to work if you de-select all the standard search engines, and select some of the additional ones such as BBC or Pubmed). It's also got a very useful clustering feature. Search on "physical activity" and you'll get links for that subject, but also for related subjects grouped under headings such as sports, physical education, fitness, health benefits, measuring physical activity, and school.

Very cool, and very useful, I think.

Seen at about the same time on Freepint and Open Stacks.


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