Semantic Search Arrives at the Web(About) There are two approaches toward semantic search and both have received attention in the past months. The first approach builds on the automatic analysis of text using Natural Language Processing (NLP). The second approach uses semantic web technologies, which aims to make the web more easily searchable by allowing publishers to expose their (meta)data.
Making the Web Searchable: The Story of SearchMonkey(About) Looking at the facts, Mika and the Yahoo! search team realized that they could not count on enhancing search by leveraging metadata on today's web - it simply does not exist to the extent needed. At the same time, it was clear that enhancing search results and cross linking them to other pieces of information on the web is compelling and potentially disruptive. Yahoo! realized that in order to make this work, they need to incentivize and enable publishers to control search result presentation. And thus, SearchMonkey was born.