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Wikipedia gets Microsoft Powerset semantic search feature

Microsoft Powerset is a search engine technology, powering Bing. Powerset website however is currently being used to demonstrate Powerset technology by providing a better Wikipedia search experience. The most notable difference becomes apparent on start page of Powerset. Here its not only possible to enter specific keywords like Google Chrome or Microsoft but also questions like “what did Benjamin Franklin invent” or phrases like “impressionist painters”. Wikipedia will return a list of possible results for those queries leaving user with task to look through them to find article containing right information. The results pages that Powerset generates’re also distinctively different from Wikipedia pages. Take Caffeine for an example. Wikipedia displays one extensive article about Caffeine that is divided into subsections. Powerset on the other hand begins by displaying most relevant information about Caffeine (and possible related meanings) at top.

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