Fast Enhances Search Relevancy For Portal Customers AlltheWeb Users

Dec 20, 2002

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of search and real-time filtering technologies, has improved the end-user search experience through advanced relevancy techniques available for users of and users of its network of global portal partners, including Terra Lycos, Lycos Europe, Eniro (formerly Scandinavia Online), T-Online, and Tiscali. FAST's new relevance ranking algorithm combined with its proprietary linear, scalable architecture enables the answering of multi-word queries with extreme precision in a wide variety of languages. FAST has added the use of the proximity of search terms within a document to its ranking algorithm adding to the existing advanced international linguistic and phrasing capabilities. In addition, FAST is now including documents in the Microsoft Word format within its Web search results. Each Word document is labeled (MS Word) next to the title on a search results page. Users can also restrict search to only Word documents by using the using the pull-down menu in the 'results restriction' section of AlltheWeb's advanced searching page.

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