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Old 09-21-2004   #1
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Teoma 3.0

Does anyone have more information on Teoma 3.0? I was hoping the how teoma works page would be updated.

This is what I collected so far:
- enhanced relevance for query results
- an increased crawling frequency to refresh more often the index of general sites and news stories
- an expanded index that now has about 2 billion English-language Web documents, up from about 1.5 billion six months ago.
- The index is expected to grow to about 2.5 billion documents by the end of 2004.
- supports double-byte Asian languages and features a Japanese-language index, which currently has about 100 million Web documents.
- Enhancements to Teoma 3.0 expected in the fourth quarter include a page cache feature and a related search feature.
- ability for users to search only for Flash or PDF files.
- plans to launch a desktop search product

sources:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/...revamps_1.html
http://sp.teoma.com/docs/teoma/about...authority.html
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchd...le.php/3410441
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...02255414&EDATE
http://www.irconnect.com/askjinc/pag...s.html?d=64162 (official press release, scroll down to Teoma 3.0)

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Old 09-21-2004   #2
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Maybe if I ask a specific question, we can get some more detail from the AskJeevesRep?

In the official Press Release it says:
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Increased Relevance -- Ask Jeeves has introduced improvements to the core Teoma algorithms, including enhanced ability to classify content in order to better assess authority.
Can you explain this a little more? Do you have examples of how this is improved? How does this affect the actual results?

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Hopefully this means that they will updating their index because I have not seen my clients pages updated in the Teoma index for at last 3 - 4 months ... maybe more. They will certainly need to update their index more frequently if they want to have any chance at all in competing against Google and Yahoo.
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Teoma looks still the same, is still slow, still has a counterintuitive interface, still does three kinds of culstering (why three?), and still doesn't come with a fresh index...

IMHO, they'll have to fix all of this... (and no, I don't think AJ got a better interface).
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Most of our clients have the greatest success ranking in Teoma. I don't seem to be having any problems getting new sites ranked either.
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