- Michelle Blanc, M.Sc. commerce électronique. Marketing Internet, consultante, conférencière, auteure. 18 ans d'expérience - https://www.michelleblanc.com -

Moteur de recherche 4.0

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C’est via un twitt de Danny Sullivan [2] que je prends connaissance de son billet Search 4.0: Putting Humans Back In Search [3] qui traite de l’évolution des moteurs de recherche. Il rappelle que (traduction libre) :

Cette évolution est relative aux engins de recherches utilisant des araignées (spider) automatisées pour récolter les informations sur les sites. Elle ne comprend pas Yahoo qui utilise l’intelligence humaine depuis avant 1996.

Search 4.0: The Human Factor
Onward to Search 4.0! As I said in my opening, to me this is the move for search engines to make use of human data as part of their ranking systems. In particular, it means human data generated by you, by those you know or by human editors.
Search engines already make use of some human data. All the major search engines, for example, monitor what we click on within the search results. This helps them determine if a particular listing is drawing more or less clicks than would be expected for the position it holds. For example, if the number two listing for a particular query is getting less clicks than "normal" for a listing in that spot, perhaps it's a bad quality listing that should be replaced with another.

Pour illustrer ce “human factor” Sullivan donne l’exemple de l’engin Mahalo [4] qui utilise depuis son instauration, des éditeurs humains qui révisent les résultats pour une requête donnée et filtrent les sites inappropriés. Il y a aussi une autre initiative importante permettant d’inclure de l’intelligence humaine dans les résultats de requêtes d’engins de recherches. Il s’agit de Search Wikia [5]. Mais comme le souligne Sullivan, les résultats de Wikia sont encore en deçà de ce qu’on peut attendre d’un bon outil de recherche.

Sa conclusion

Overall, there's a role for humans, a way for them to be in the search process to enhance results. Actually, there will be several ways for them to be involved. Exactly how remains to be seen, of course.
Of the things I've outlined — personalized search, social search, human editors — I think personalized search is the one that will emerge as the major part of Search 4.0. That's not to discount other things being tried, and they'll contribute in some ways. But to me, personalized search has the most potential for another big relevancy leap. We'll see!