Entries from February 2015

Back in Action on AMO!

February 19th, 2015

July 17th, 2012 was the last time we were able to successfully update our browser extension on AMO, Mozilla’s extension directory. That was version 3.4.3. Many things have obviously happened since then, including new features, bug fixes and optimizations. We’re therefore now happy to announce that Surf Canyon version 5.4.0, fully compatible with Firefox 35.0 […]

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Tags: Announcements · Code

The Onion Throws Wrench into Real-Time Contextualization

February 13th, 2015

From the very beginning, Surf Canyon has been using the query “dolphins” as an illustration of how real-time contextualization can significantly enhance the user’s search experience. In the field of information retrieval this query is a classic example of ambiguity: is the user looking for the football team or the animal? Other queries like “bears” […]

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Tags: Contextualization · Discovery · Fun