The intention is to provide people with an informational resource on a vast array of subjects and to create a model that will scale across hundreds of thousands of search subjects, not just thousands
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
Site605 (http://www.site605.com), a new Internet firm, today announced a unique website that, for the first time, combines algorithmic techniques as well as human editing to provide highly relevant web search results. The site is an extensive online informational resource that provides the latest information on the top 200,000 hot subjects on the Web. The company uses algorithmic techniques to create the initial pages and has human editors fine-tune and review them for quality.
"Sites like Mahalo, Wikipedia, and About.com have shown that there is demand for well-written resource pages authored by real people, " said Bob Chandra, co-founder of Site605. "However, while one person can write 10 informational webpages from scratch in a day, one could review and edit 50 pages in that same time. It turns out that computers do a fine job of producing an initial resource pages. Then, people complement the process by reviewing those pages for quality and modifying them acordingly. So this is the introduction of the human-edited Web as opposed to the purely human-authored web seen on Mahalo or machine-authored results you see on Google."
Today, Site605 previews its service online, displaying resource pages from the "bob hair style" to "Earth Day" - including relevant links, news items, and blog posts on the various topics. The company relies on volunteers both in the United States, and paid staff overseas to engage in summary writing for the various subjects and reviewing content to ensure quality standards are met. Site605 is actively looking for additional volunteer editors who receive revenue-sharing for the categories they are responsible for editing.
"The intention is to provide people with an informational resource on a vast array of subjects and to create a model that will scale across hundreds of thousands of search subjects, not just thousands", says Chandra.
Site605 was founded on the notion that it is a false choice to choose between algorithmically generated results and human authored pages. Ultimately, what people want is the best, most up-to-date information. Site 605's vision is to serve people's information requests by using a combination of technology and manpower, thereby providing useful material in contrast to the deluge of webspam and incomplete data online. For more information, visit http://www.site605.com
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Bob Chandra, VP Marketing- Site605, (408) 565-8224