Monday, May 25, 2009

New web browser understands technical terms in life sciences

European scientists have created a ‘semantic grid browser’ that can understand technical terms in life sciences and automatically find additional resources and service. According to ScienceDaily, this new development could lead to a new generation of intelligent search engines.

The browser utilizes grid computing, a process that uses the resources of many computers in a network at the same time, to solve a single problem. According to the publication, the "life sciences community has built numerous databases – such as for gene sequencing and information about diseases – that are available to researchers as ‘grid’ services."

Many researchers look forward to a next-generation search engine that can understand what the user is looking for and return much more relevant results than today’s engines can. To learn more about the new web browser, click here.

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