Vancouver based technology start-up, Sidebuy announced that it is developing a Web 3.0 platform called inextweb in collaboration with Ryerson University. SideBuy.com develops technologies and applications to assist consumers with online shopping and e-commerce.
Google (News - Alert) and Bing index the Web and provide search results based on queries raised. New developments like apps, Siri commands, and online commerce have necessitated a new platform that can see images and understand commands given to it by devices and applications. The inextweb platform is expected to help achieve this and revolutionize the world of online data mapping.
According to officials, the inextweb platform will enhance the way search engines, computer agents, Web services/sites, mobile and e-commerce applications leverage personalized shopping and data mapping. This is made possible by the approach to Web indexing that will be used by the new engine.
“Simply put, inextweb is a technology that helps ‘make sense of the Web,’ like a human would do as opposed to how a search engine likes Google views the Web,” said founder and CTO of Sidebuy, Reza Bashash. “This technology can find products/services offered by any merchant around the world, as long as there is indication of them on the Web.”
The technology behind the efficiency of the inextweb is a computer system that scans the Web and generates Structured Data from Web documents. The Intelligent Crawler System (ICS) uses Machine-Learning, Natural Language Processing, semantic Web and image recognition techniques to garner required information from the Web.
The inextweb platform has to first index all Internet data. Sidebuy and Ryerson University have joined hands to develop solutions for this. The standard for search will be changed to suit the requirements of Siri commands, apps, and other machine-driven commands. Then it becomes possible to collect information, organize it and produce results.
In April 2012, SideBuy.com launched its mobile friendly site which lets users access the site on their smartphones or tablet. It has all the features of the site including the interactive map, search box and best picks every day, which are all available from any mobile device.
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