is promising to beat the
speed records of all competitors with its new Ultraseek search engine, which it says can deliver up to 1,000 queries per
Ultraseek is scheduled to debut in June and will replace the current engine
used on the Infoseek site. Ultraseek will monitor 25 million pages a
week for changes, indexing every word on every page.
Infoseek also today partnered with Xerox's Xsoft unit to
incorporate Xerox Lexical Technology (XLT) into Ultraseek. Under XLT's word-root indexing, for example, a search for swim would also provide
documents containing swam and swum.
Separately, America Online's Net access service GNN today
relaunched its WebCrawler search
engine. The new version lets users search by phrases rather than just
keywords and summarizes results in order of relevance, including links to sites on related topics.
The new version also allows users to surf the Web
backwards with a feature that shows all the sites that point to a given site on the
results list; for example, if the user searched for news and selected CNET,
they would also see all the other sites that link to www.cnet.com.
The new WebCrawler also provides developers with Spidey
Search Buttons, which they can add to their own Web pages. The buttons can
be programmed to search for specific topics. A Web page about
restaurant reviews, for instance, could include a search button to look for new
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