Lemur Consulting Granted £815,000 to Develop Search Engine

Feb 23, 2007

Lemur Consulting, a search engine company, is part of a consortium that has been awarded a U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) grant of £815,000 to build a web search engine. Lemur is helping to develop a new generation of web search engines. These will include deeper criteria for defining the relevance of the results returned. New factors reveal the intention of web page creators and users. For example, is the page designed for review, or for selling? Is the person making the query interested in researching, or buying? The DTI-led Technology Programme called for a £1.5 million web search engine project to be developed over two years.