Powerset is a Microsoft owned company based in San Francisco, California, that, in 2006, was developing a natural language search engine for the Internet. Powerset was working on building a natural language search engine that could find targeted answers to user questions. For example, when confronted with a question like "Which U.S. state has the highest income tax?", conventional search engines ignore the question phrasing and instead do a search on the keywords "state", "highest", "income", and "tax". Powerset on the other hand, attempts to use natural language processing to understand the nature of the question and return pages containing the answer. The company was in the process of "building a natural language search engine that reads and understands every sentence on the Web". The company has licensed natural language technology from PARC, the former Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. On May 11, 2008, the company unveiled a tool for searching a fixed subset of Wikipedia using conversational phrases rather than keywords. On July 1, 2008, Microsoft signed an agreement to acquire Powerset for an estimated $100 million.
Powerset is a search engine focused on natural language processing. In other words, Powerset will not search based simply on keywords alone, but will try to understand the semantic meaning behind the search phrase as a whole. The company launched in May 2008 with intentions of making search more easy and intuitive.Powerset was acquired by Microsoft on 1st July 2008.
The numerical value of powerset in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of powerset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4