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Search Engine Queries Physical World In Real Time

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Search Engine Queries Physical World In Real Time
Search Engine Queries Physical World In Real Time

A new search engine designed to query sensor networks in order to provide real-time answers to questions about the physical world is being developed by a project dubbed ‘Search engine for MultimediA Environment geneRated content’ (SMART). The project aims to develop and implement an open source system that enables Internet users to search and analyse data from any network of sensors.


By matching search queries with information from sensors and cross-referencing data from social networks such as Twitter, the search engine will enable users to receive detailed responses to questions such as ‘What part of the city hosts live music events which my friends have been to recently?’ or ‘How busy is the city centre?’ Currently, standard search engines such as Google are not able to answer search queries of this type.

 

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