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ender minyard

I tried creating an answer engine (as opposed to search engine) based on this idea, but I wasn't knowledgeable about web scraping. I hope someone does make an answer engine that solves this problem. I really like answer.js but the programmer stopped working on it.

Side note: when I tried to make my own search engine, I finally understood that Google's biggest strength is its infrastructure, not the code that runs on its infrastructure.

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Can you show what you tried to create?

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ender minyard

I really love the app Peach, which detects keywords as you type. My idea was to use natural language processing (and probably a recurrent neural network) to detect whenever someone is asking a question while typing, and then show a button to them that answers that question in one paragraph with one single answer.

Of course when it comes to your example, like "mask," I would be more scared to code for that because I'm not sure if the user means the movie or the object. I also had the idea of using sentiment analysis to aggregate responses to create that single answer, but web crawling proved difficult.

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That's the fun: you don't need to scan the entire Internet. You only need to crawl sites with relevant information. See how Wolfram (wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Marvin+G...) is doing on his search network.