• January 23, 2008
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Consummate clustering

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Vivisimo has announced new patent-pending technology--Remix clustering--to help users find new topics and gain insights related to their search queries.

The company reports its standard clustering organizes search results into topical folders on the fly, without any pre-processing of source documents, adding that clustering gives a quick overview of the main topics, enables easy access to valuable but low-ranked search results and brings together related documents for joint consideration.

Vivisimo’s Remix clustering is said to take the searcher's productivity to a new level: The user first sees clustered results in the usual style. Then, a single click on Remix reveals submerged or secondary topics that were not generated in the initial clustering. Further, the company reports, it works by feedback: If the user clusters the same search results again, it explicitly ignores the topics that the user already saw.

Remix clustering can be tested here. More information is available here. Remix clustering functionality is built into Vivisimo's Velocity 6.0.

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