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Xconomy: Dan Weld on the Future of Search

Dan Weld Rachel Tompa talks with UW CSE professor and search specialist Dan Weld about the future of search in an interview in Xconomy.

Weld explains the significance of the new Microsoft Bing search service in terms of its success in delivering integrated “vertical” search. “All the engines are trying to do it, but the way Microsoft has done it with Bing is somewhat better than what Google has done.”

What does the future of search look like? Weld says “I think what we’ll see more of in the future is the ability to ask a question and have the search engine actually answer your question… Soon I hope I can tell you about some of the research we’re doing which I think will eventually revolutionize search.”

Read the full interview at Xconomy here.

June 15, 2009