Yahoo Buys Startup SkyPhrase to Improve Web Searches

 

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Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form.

The company said via a blog post SkyPhrase will be joining its Yahoo Labs team in New York. The four-person startup gained popularity earlier this year for its software that turns inquiries written in natural language into something the database understands.

The platform will allow Yahoo web users to get more personalized search results when entering various queries, such as "Find an American Airlines flight next week from New York to Los Angeles." Read more...

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