08 May 2005


"How is Brainboost different from existing engines like Google?

Brainboost is an answer engine whereas Google is a Search engine.

What that means is that Brainboost actually finds answers to your questions posed in plain English as opposed to directing you to pages that simply mention the questions.

Brainboost, Using the AnswerRank™ system, intelligently reads hundreds of web pages derived from search results and extracts just the short and concise answer to your question, saving you time.

Following is a simplistic explanation showing the process of both engines


* User types in : “Why is mars red”
* Google Search engine retrieves all pages containing words 'mars' and red'.
* Search results are sorted by the number of links each one of them got from other pages. This is a good way to figure out which one of them is most trusted by others.
* Results are displayed with the snippet being the appearance of the question on the pages
* Typically, a user would then click on the first search result, read through the document and hope to find an answer.
* If an answer is not found within the first search result, the user needs to repeat this process with the next search result, sometimes having to read many web pages to finally get at the answer.


* User types in : “Why is mars red”
* Brainboost translates the query into multiple queries that will raise the probability of finding the ANSWER to the question.
* Brainboost retrieves search engine results.
* Brainboost retrieves top several hundred pages and reads them.
* Brainboost finds answers and ranks them based on it's proprietary AnswerRank™ technology. AnswerRank™ knows to look at a set of many possible answers and rank them as to which one is probably the most correct. In this case: 'Mars is red because of the iron in the soil'
* Brainboost displays the ANSWERS to the user "