A sixteen-year old Canadian citizen has claimed that he has created a search engine that produces results 47-percent more accurate than what Google can achieve. The personalised search engine attempts to understand the meaning behind the search terms before matching it to a user’s personality and then displaying results.
Anmol Tukrel completed his search engine in just under a couple of months as his entry into the Google Science Fair – global online competition for children age 13 to 18. Tukrel says he built his project on a computer that only had at least 1GB of free storage space, a python-language development environment, a spreadsheet program and access to Google and New York Times.
Testing and comparisons of Tukrel’s search engines were confined to New York Times articles written in the past year. This substantially smaller size of potential search results may have affected the accuracy of his claims, but it is nonetheless impressive that he still managed to write a search engine in just two months.
It should also be noted that Tukrel’s project was not selected as one of the finalists for this year’s Google Science Fair. A quick search of the official website does not reveal Tukrel’s name at all, which indicates that he did not make it despite his claims at having improved on the Google formula.
[Source: Times of India]