Saturday, February 9, 2008

To Errr Is Human: Search Engines Should Suggest Corrections was updated with a new "Spelling Correction" feature. When you submit a query to the search engine, it will analyze it and will suggest, what it considers to be a better and popular query. This is useful if you make mistakes, for example typing someone's name.

This feature is based on n-grams which are used by major search engines on the web and many natural language processing applications. I will post more details on the algorithm, and how it works soon.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Performance Upgrade - Image Thumbnails

Just updated with a performance upgrade. The format of thumbnail images are now JPEG instead of PNG. The images are more compressed and filesize is significantly reduced, thus the result pages load much faster.