Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Legal research tools – more relevant results when searching the web

Searching the web for specific material can be frustrating purely because there is so much content on there and too many results are returned.

The Zonebee beta site is trying to help the effectiveness of a Google search, by aiding users to create a better search strategy.

It appears to work by using a tool bar that sits over the top of Google, a search term can be typed in, and Zonebee would generate a tag cloud or “buzz”of the most popular terms associated with the search term.

The user can then simply click to select which terms are the correct concepts, and what should not be included. Only once the relevant terms have been “explored” is a Google search run, hopefully bringing back more relevant material.
However, this is still in Beta form, so how effective it is remains to be seen.

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