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AltaVista searches take a short cut

CMGI-owned search engine AltaVista has unveiled a new service that attempts to make Web searches more relevant. Called AltaVista Short Cuts, the technology searches specific online content providers and Web indexes. For example, when someone enters a Web search for a city, Short Cuts presents detailed information about the location such as maps, weather, news and directory listings. The Short Cuts results are presented on the first page of the search results.

CMGI-owned search engine AltaVista has unveiled a new service that attempts to make Web searches more relevant. Called AltaVista Short Cuts, the technology searches specific online content providers and Web indexes.

For example, when someone enters a Web search for a city, Short Cuts presents detailed information about the location such as maps, weather, news and directory listings. The Short Cuts results are presented on the first page of the search results.