Vivisimo, creator of software to access and cluster information for search and discovery, has announced that it has been selected to provide enhanced search results for the FirstGov Web portal at www.FirstGov.gov. FirstGov will include government news and image search as new user features.
As part of the agreement, Vivisimo teamed with Microsoft's MSN Search Web service to provide search results for the government domain. The MSN Search Web service includes coverage of government documents in its index as well as a set of filtering-related operators. Vivisimo will leverage its Velocity software and Clusty Web search platforms to crawl and meta-search federal and local government-related content and cluster the combined MSN Search and Vivisimo results for navigation by FirstGov users.