Entries from January 2014

If Google was a Guy

January 17th, 2014

The College Humor video below is NSFW, contains some profanity and mild sexual situations, but we’re posting it here because not only is it amusing, but it is an interesting insight into the relationship between users and search engines. People struggle to find the “magic” set of keywords to describe their information need. As we […]

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Tags: Fun · Reformulation

Some Java to Search Etsy for Matching Products

January 15th, 2014

To put together a demonstration of Surf Canyon’s search technology with Etsy’s products, we needed some Java code that would search Etsy and return a list of matching products.  We assumed that this could probably be done in about 100 lines of Java code. We also figured someone must have done this before, but after […]

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Tags: Code