Semantic search vs Google: In Medicine

I’ve been playing with Powerset for a while. It seems to be a service that can take us to the world of semantic web or web 3.0. It uses Wikipedia and Freebase as resources. The main idea is to ask questions instead of search for terms. Let’s give it a try.

If you make a search for “Who discovered penicillin” in Google, you will see this (Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin) and many more similar articles. Even if we know the truth is different.

If you ask the same question in Powerset, you get this:

It’s a bit more accurate, isn’t it?

Try it and let me know if you find something interesting. And don’t forget to check out my Personalized Medical Search!

Here are some more examples.

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