Orion Search Engine

A 26-year-old PhD student from the University of New South Wales has patented a new way of exploring the web that could revolutionise existing search engines. Developed by Ori Allon, the Orion TM search engine is designed to complement searches conducted on services such as Google, Yahoo or MSN Search. Search engines find pages on which keywords occur. Sometimes these pages are important to the topic. Other times they are not. Orion finds pages where the content is about a topic strongly related to the key word. It then returns a section of the page, and lists other topics related to the key word so the user can pick the most relevant. "The results to the query are displayed immediately in the form of expanded text extracts, giving you the relevant information without having to go the website--although you still have that option if you wish," said Israeli-born Allon, who completed a Bachelor and Masters degree at Monash University in Melbourne before moving to UNSW for his PhD. "By displaying results to other associated key words directly related to your search topic, you gain additional pertinent information that you might not have originally conceived, thus offering an expert search without having an expert's knowledge. "Take a search such as the American Revolution as an example of how the system works. OrionTM would bring up results with extracts containing this phrase. But it would also give results for American History, George Washington, American Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, Boston Tea Party and more. You obtain much more valuable information from every search."Google SearchGoogle Acquires Orion Search Algorithm | News | TechNewsWorld09/04/2006200620051Sydney,AustraliaSydneyAustraliaAustraliaNon-US Companyhttp://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orionhttp://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/70678b9f1da54d6317bf3cc707bfd66f