Monday, January 16, 2006

Searching for info online is so 20th century...

So I grew to like this Watson tool even more! It often brings up items with truly uncanny accuracy.

I was writing my book chapter on log mining the other day and forgot to
mention some obscure reference on mining system performance logs that I've seen a long time ago. Lo and behold, it shows up in Watson's sidebar like magic!

Their FAQ explains (http://www.intellext.com/watson2_faq.html) "How relevant are Watson’s search results" and I can attest that they are. You can refine them further by adding a keyword to their automated search results. Like I add the word "logs" and all the data on baselines gets filtered with it. Pretty cool!

Dr Anton Chuvakin