Search results are only as good as the query itself. Users often use search keywords that are not recognized by semantic systems leading to no results. OnRec brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Actonomy to launch adaptive semantic search technology learning from the user behaviour.”

A new technology is learning from user search behavior. Actonomy is a system that systematically adapts itself to user context with the goal of systematically providing better results not found by traditional semantic search systems.

Powerful semantic search solutions rely on a thesaurus or ontology to classify and understand what people are searching for. Actonomy’s core ontology not only consists of a standard thesaurus or dictionary in which words are stored, it stores words with the context in which these are used. Adaptive semantic search and match is based on advanced combinations of machine learning, neural networks and artificial intelligence.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.