Visual Search Engine >> | Knowledge Management

While researching for a blog post, I came across (still in beta), which is a pretty cool twist on web search engines. It’s a visual search engine.

From the Searchme web site: “Searchme lets you see what you’re searching for. As you start typing, categories appear that relate to your query. Choose a category, and you’ll see pictures of web pages that answer your search. You can review these pages quickly to find just the information you’re looking for, before you click through.”

Check out this video to get the idea (if you are a Mac or iTunes user, you’ll notice that Searchme resembles Coverflow in iTunes and Finder):

This “coverflow” type of visualization would be fantastic in the enterprise. Speed is the key here. Imagine if you could “flip” through documents in a search result from your DMS the way you can flip through documents in a file. Coverflow is one of the best new features in the new Mac OS X Leopard and it really helps you find documents quickly. Interwoven and Open Text should look into this. 

Update: I hadn’t notice before, but Robert Ambrogi wrote about Searchme in his blog last weekCheck it out here.

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3 thoughts on “Visual Search Engine >> | Knowledge Management

  • March 30, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    wow! Thanks so much for the info. This is some powerful website! Did you dig your article yet?

  • March 30, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks, Bob – I have not submitted it to Digg. Please feel free… If you do – I’ll Digg it!

  • April 29, 2008 at 3:37 am

    But isn’t this interface obvious copyright violation?
    Displaying a legible rendering of a complete web page
    would seem to violate the “terms of service”
    published with almost all web pages.

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