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12
Dec

Today I wrap up my interview with Erik Selberg, which began with a preview here. Erik answers questions about federated search, about his work at Microsoft and Amazon, and a couple of other questions.

Erik Selberg joins the ranks of federated search luminaries, standing together with Kate Noerr, Todd Miller, and Michael Bergman.

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5
Dec

Today the interview with Erik Selberg continues. (You can read my preview of this series with Erik (and the list of questions) here. In this installment we further discuss MetaCrawler and we look at in it the context of today’s federated search applications.

Erik Selberg joins the ranks of federated search luminaries, standing together with Kate Noerr, Todd Miller, and Michael Bergman.

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28
Nov

I’m excited to be publishing this interview series with federated search luminary Erik Selberg. Erik’s contributions to federated search go back to 1994. You can read my preview of this series with Erik (and the list of questions) here. The majority of my questions to Erik involve his development of MetaCrawler, one of the earliest metasearch engines.

Erik Selberg joins the ranks of federated search luminaries, standing together with Kate Noerr, Todd Miller, and Michael Bergman.

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26
Nov

In 1994, Erik Selberg created MetaCrawler, one of the earliest metasearch engines. Erik’s MetaCrawler was truly revolutionary in doing something we all take for granted today: querying and aggregating results from a number of search engines. Today, the work that Erik pioneered lives on in modern metasearch and federated search engines. For his vision and for his important contributions to and influence of today’s federated search technology, I honor Erik Selberg as the fourth luminary, standing together with Kate Noerr, Todd Miller, and Michael Bergman.

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14
Nov

This is the final installment of my interview with Michael Bergman. The interview started here. Today Michael talks about federated search, the semantic Web, and his work with Zitgist.

Michael is the third person I honor in this luminary series. You can read prior interviews with luminaries Kate Noerr and Todd Miller in the blog archives.

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7
Nov

This is the third installment of my interview with Michael Bergman. The interview started here. Today, Michael answers a variety of questions, about BrightPlanet, CompletePlanet, about federated search and about the deep Web.

Michael is the third person I honor in this luminary series. You can read prior interviews with luminaries Kate Noerr and Todd Miller in the blog archives.

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31
Oct

This is the second installment of my interview with Michael Bergman. The first part is here. Today, Michael tells about the early days at BrightPlanet and about his pioneering work with the deep Web. Plus, he tells us the origin of the term “deep Web.”

Michael is the third person I honor in this luminary series. You can read prior interviews with luminaries Kate Noerr and Todd Miller in the blog archives.

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24
Oct

I’m excited to be publishing this interview with federated search luminary Michael Bergman. You can read my preview of this interview here. In this first installment Michael shares his early background.

Michael is the third person I honor in this luminary series. You can read prior interviews with luminaries Kate Noerr and Todd Miller in the blog archives.

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17
Oct


Michael Bergman is federated search luminary number three. Like Kate Noerr and Todd Miller, Mr. Bergman has made major contributions to federated search. You may want to read my recent article, On the history of the deep web, to gain an appreciation of the depth of his experience.

I interviewed Michael about a number of areas in which he’s done important work:

  • Co-founding of BrightPlanet
  • Coining of the term “Deep Web”
  • The most well-known white paper to quantify the size of the Deep Web
  • CompletePlanet
  • The Semantic Web

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2
Sep

This is the final installment of the interview, which started here. Today’s focus includes challenges with federated search and Todd’s predictions of the future of the industry.

Todd is the second luminary that I recognize in this blog. You can find future and past luminary interviews in the luminary category. I invite you to nominate people who deserve to hold the federated search luminary distinction.

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