Powerset.com has been keeping it’s search product under lock-and-key for a long time now. Michael Arrington from Techcrunch got to see a demo and was pretty impressed with the results.
Powerset recently released a sample query that shows great promise. The query “politicians who died in office” returns some amazing results – results for politicians who actually died in office. If you try a search like this on Google or Yahoo – well, you’d be pretty disappointed in what was returned. Powerset even recognized that governors are politicans.
This query shows a little bit of the beauty behind Powerset but I am curious as to how much physical manipulation was required to actually get the engine to return these results. Was this automatic – straight from the spider and parsing engine?
Powerset will be releasing a new query each week on their blog.